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18-year-old gets 10 years for vehicular homicide


NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) -- A young woman has been given up to 10 years in prison for vehicular homicide. She admitted running into and killing a man who was walking his dog in northeast Iowa last fall.

Eighteen-year-old Trisha Schneider was sentenced on Tuesday. Schneider had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide after making a deal with prosecutors. They dropped charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and involuntary manslaughter.

As part of the plea agreement, the court can reconsider Schneider's incarceration.

Authorities say Schneider, of Fredericksburg, struck 56-year-old Scott Henry and his dog near their home in Fredericksburg on Nov. 8.

Authorities say Schneider fled after Henry's wife arrived and found his body. Schneider didn't have a valid license and wasn't wearing her prescription glasses at the time of the accident.

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