Prison sentence in connection with fatal crash in Nelson County
NELSON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A woman from Shipman has been sentenced to prison in connection with a January crash that killed one person.
Tracy Ann Giles, also known as Tracy Ann Replogle, was sentenced to nine years on Monday.
She pleaded guilty in July to charges of aggravated DUI manslaughter and maiming of a person in a crash.
The crash occurred on the evening of Jan. 2 at the intersection of Route 29 and Colleen Road in Nelson County.
Giles, who was high on methamphetamine at the time, failed to stop at a stop sign and drove into the path of another vehicle heading south on 29.
The second vehicle was unable to avoid Giles’ car and the two crashed.
A passenger in Giles’ car, Elizabeth Simmons of Arrington, died at the scene of the crash.
Giles, another passenger from her vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle were all hurt.
“This was a case where it shows that simple use of narcotics doesn’t make it a harmless crime,” said Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Rutherford. “A beautiful young life was snuffed out.”
Giles was also on unsupervised probation, connected to previous larceny charges, at the time of the time of the crash.
The Commonwealth asked for an active sentence of 10 years.