- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PAYSON, Utah (AP) - A Payson woman has admitted to driving under the influence of intoxicants in a crash that killed an 8-year-old boy who had been riding his skateboard.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/2dPIe02 ) that 37-year-old Tabatha Ann Magoon pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges, including operating a vehicle negligently and possession or use of a controlled substance. An original charge of felony automobile homicide was dismissed.

Police say Magoon had veered onto the wrong side of the road after making a wrong turn when she struck Kaydon Sillitoe on March 20. The Payson boy was taken to a hospital and later died.

Magoon had admitted to investigators that she smoked meth the day of the crash and tests show she had oxycodone in her system.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com


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