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St.Pete Woman Sentenced to 18 years for Fatal Accident Involvement

St.Pete Woman Sentenced to 18 years for Fatal Accident Involvement

LARGO, Fla. (970 WFLA/AP)- A judge sentenced a St. Petersburg woman to 18 years in prison for her involvement in a fatal crash while eluding authorities during a drug deal.

Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Timothy Peters called the case a "horrific situation" as he issued the sentence on Tuesday in Largo. Stacy Lynn Naples pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, child neglect and drug possession.

Authorities say 30-year-old Naples had her 5-year-old nephew in the vehicle when she sped away from police during a drug deal on July 13, 2011.

Naples ran a stop sign and veered into oncoming traffic before crashing into 50-year-old Richard Trompke, who died.

The judge ordered Naples to serve five years of probation after prison.

 

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