Woman to spend 13 days in jail for deadly Gillette crash

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A woman charged with crashing into a motorcyclist in Gillette and causing injuries that later killed the man has been ordered to serve 13 days in jail.

The Gillette News Record reports (http://bit.ly/2cdqInc ) Merri Stetter was sentenced to one year in jail. But a judge suspended 350 days of the sentence and gave her credit for two days served.

Stetter had been driving a pickup truck when she struck Steve Augerot on his motorcycle in July 2015.

Augerot suffered severe injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Stetter's attorney argued that the crash was "a tragic accident."

But a judge declined to let Stetter go without jail time, citing the woman's history of driving violations and the fact that she left the scene of the crime.


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

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