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Woman sentenced to 5 years in fatal motorcycle collision

December 14, 2018

LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman who struck and killed a motorcyclist while driving under the influence of drugs has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Sixty-one-year-old Kelly Yvonn Young was sentenced by a Charles County judge on Thursday after pleading guilty in July to vehicular manslaughter.

Authorities say Young got behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro in October 2015 after taking cocaine and oxycodone.

Young was traveling on state Route 234 when she drove head-on into a motorcycle operated by 47-year-old Robert Maquire of Broomes Island.

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