- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A Basalt woman who caused a fatal car crash near Carbondale has been sentenced to five years of probation.

The Aspen Daily News reports (https://goo.gl/IY438G ) Christine Tinner was sentenced Tuesday and was ordered to complete 360 hours of community service, pay a $1,000 fine and attend a victim impact panel hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Tinner pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of careless driving causing death and careless driving causing injury stemming from the Aug. 23 crash that killed Meleyna Kistner.

Heather Kistner, the victim’s stepmother, said after the sentencing that Tinner should have been tested for drugs or alcohol. Officers say they lacked probable cause, and other emergency responders told authorities Tinner was lucid.

Tinner collapsed at a sentencing hearing in March that was then delayed until Tuesday.

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Information from: Aspen Daily News, https://www.aspendailynews.com


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