N. Idaho driver sentenced in fatal 2011 collision
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- A 20-year-old northern Idaho driver who struck and killed a developmentally delayed woman near a Moscow intersection last April has been placed on probation, with prosecutors calling the death a terrible, tragic accident.
Ranger Adams pleaded guilty Wednesday to vehicular manslaughter under an agreement with prosecutors. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation and granted a withheld judgment, which means the charge won't show up as a conviction on his record.
The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports Adams struck Carrie Lokteff as she was crossing the street the night of April 28, 2011. Lokteff, who was a custodian at the Latah County courthouse, was hospitalized and died the next day.
Prosecutor Bill Thompson says Adams was traveling under the speed limit and simply did not see Lokteff.
Information from: The Moscow-Pullman Daily News, http://www.dnews.com