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Gosserand formally sentenced for deadly crash

3 years ago June 26, 2012 Jun 26, 2012 Tuesday, June 26 2012 Tuesday, June 26, 2012 3:54:08 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

POINTE COUPEE - A judge formally sentenced Victoria Gosserand today to five years in prison for vehicular homicide charges in a deadly 2009 wreck.

Gosserand pleaded "no contest" back in March to the charges against her.  Today a judge sentenced her to five years with two years suspended for the vehicular homicide charge. She was also given a three-year sentence for first degree negligent injury, which the judge ruled would run concurrently.  The sentence was part of a plea deal struck with prosecutors.

Investigators said Gosserand was driving drunk when she crashed into another vehicle in December 2009. The impact killed 23-year old Terri Parker and badly injured Kyle Rivere.

After her release Gosserand will spend two years on felony probation, and will have to drive a vehicle with an ignition interlock device.  The judge also forbid her from even riding in a vehicle without an ignition interlock device.

Once a year during her probation, Gosserand will also have to speak to high school students about the dangers of drinking and driving.

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