BOISE — A Meridian woman was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for a crash that claimed the life of another driver.
Shelly Wilson, 52, will have to spend at least five years in prison before she will become eligible for parole. In addition, the judge suspended her driver’s license for the rest of her life, Prosecutor Katelyn Farley said.
Wilson pleaded guilty last year to felony vehicular manslaughter in the death of 73-year-old Patricia Ann Shannon of Meridian. Prosecutors say Wilson had been huffing compressed gas just before the Sept. 21 crash on Fairview Avenue just east of Eagle Road.
Wilson did not hit her brakes before slamming into the back of Shannon’s Buick, fatally wounding the other woman. The impact caused a chain-reaction crash involving two other vehicles.
Wilson had been held in the Ada County Jail on a $500,000 bond since her arrest.
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