45-year-old Mapleton woman gets 2 years' probation for drunken crash that killed her uncle


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ONAWA, Iowa — A 45-year-old western Iowa woman has been sentenced for a crash that killed her uncle.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1uBUOPy ) that Judith Krohn, of Mapleton, was placed on probation Friday after pleading guilty in Monona County District Court to one count of vehicular homicide. District Judge Jeffrey Poulson suspended a 10-year prison sentence and placed Krohn on probation for two years. She also must pay a $1,000 fine.

Krohn had initially pleaded not guilty to a more stringent vehicular homicide charge that carries a 25-year prison sentence.

Prosecutors say Krohn was drunk on April 20, 2013, when the pickup she was driving missed a curve and rolled into a ditch. Her uncle, 59-year-old Albert Butler of Mapleton, was partially ejected from the truck and died from his injuries.

Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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