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Driver believed on sedatives pleads guilty in fatal crash

A 32-year-old died after a fatal crash in rural Leon County.
A 32-year-old died after a fatal crash in rural Leon County.(WCTV)
Published: Sep. 11, 2020 at 6:27 PM CDT
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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming woman prosecutors say had a higher-than-prescribed level of a sedative in her system when she crashed her car and killed two people has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular homicide.

The Gillette News Record reports that 34-year-old Sydney Peterson pleaded Friday to aggravated vehicular homicide after she crossed a highway divider and hit a car in July 2019. Evidence showed her clonazepam levels at the time of the crash were well above the therapeutic level.

Peterson faces at least 20 years in prison if a judge agrees to the sentencing recommendation. Her attorney did not return a phone message.

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