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Utah woman gets prison for killing 6-year-old in crosswalk
Courts » Janeen Lundberg is sentenced to up to five years in prison for causing death of 6-year-old girl.


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Lundberg told authorities she stopped at a 7-Eleven prior to the crash and bought coffee, Diet Pepsi and No-Doze because she was worried about staying safe on the road, according to testimony.

Knowing this, and deciding to take the wheel anyway, amounted to recklessness, said prosecutor Sandi Johnson.

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"A motor vehicle is a dangerous weapon and we should all be more cautious," Johnson said. "Any time you abuse medications or take illegal drugs and operate a motor vehicle, you’re a danger to the community."

Lundberg was initially charged with second-degree felony automobile homicide, for which Lundberg could have been sent to prison for up to 15 years. But in exchange for her pleas, prosecutors dropped two additional misdemeanor counts and lessened the charges.

Lundberg has been in custody since the March 2012 crash.

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