Wyoming woman pleads no contest to vehicular homicide

Wyoming News December 2, 2019

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Wyoming woman pleads no contest to vehicular homicide

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming woman has pleaded no contest to a vehicular homicide charge filed after a fatal crash on icy roads in northeastern Wyoming January 2018.

The Gillette News Record reports a sentencing date has not been set for 34-year-old Kaycee Smelser of Gillette. She entered her no contest plea on Nov. 27.

Prosecutors say Smelser was traveling 95 mph (153 kph) in a 70 mph (113 kph) zone near Wright on Jan. 25, 2018. Investigators say she lost control of her pickup truck, crossed the center line and struck a sport utility vehicle head-on.

The driver of the SUV, 26-year-old Jessica Cano De Najera, was killed.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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