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Purdy woman involved in fatal crash gets probation

Friday, June 22, 2012

A Purdy young woman has been sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with a crash that claimed the life of a Wheaton teenager.

Nicole Sierra Wood, 19, appeared before Circuit Judge Robert S. Wiley in a Barry County courtroom on Tuesday with her attorney John Lewright by her side. Judge Wiley suspended the formal imposition of sentence and ordered Wood be placed on probation for five years.

The sentence follows Wood's decision to plead guilty to the Class C felony of involuntary manslaughter on April 11.

The crash that killed Jessica Pettengill occurred at 4:30 a.m. on May 23, 2010. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Wood was driving when her car ran off Highway 76 two miles west of Cassville and overturned. Pettengill, who was 17 at the time of her death, was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene.

Another passenger in the car, Ronald R. Torrey, 18, of Wheaton, was not injured in the crash.

As required by state law, Wood's blood alcohol content was tested following the crash, and she tested over the legal limit.


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As i read this story i remember hearing about it years ago when it happened. Af first i could understand that she got probation and then i get to the bottom of the story and it states "Wood's blood alcohol content was tested following the crash, and she tested over the legal limit" This girl should be in jail... I could understand if she wansnt drinking, accidents do happen but in this care she was drinking and it caused her to have a accident. The system didnt work on this case, she should be in jail and for a VERY long time.. I hope Miss Wood doesnt show her face in public..

-- Posted by USAF on Sat, Jun 23, 2012, at 3:15 PM


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