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.