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Woman sentenced to probation for fatal crash

March 4, 2019

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a woman to one to three years probation for a crash that killed one man and injured the man’s girlfriend.

The Rutland Herald reports 31-year-old Nicole Auclair was sentenced Friday after she pleaded no contest to felony grossly negligent driving resulting in a death and misdemeanor negligent driving resulting in serious injury.

Auclair was originally facing up to 30 years in jail before she changed her plea to avoid a jury trial.

Authorities say Auclair was driving in Killington in October 2017 when she rear-ended a car and caused the car to strike a motorcycle driven by 79-year-old Michael Petralia.

Petralia died at a hospital, and his passenger, 62-year-old Aishia Fox, suffered injuries that left her unable to walk without pain.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/

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