Kathleen Douglas Sentenced

A Kane woman who admitted to being at fault in a crash that killed six people – including her daughter and nephew – last August has been sentenced to 11 years and three months to 22 ½ years in state prison after a judge accepted a plea deal that dropped charges saying she was under the influence of prescription drugs at the time of the crash.

38-year-old Kathleen Douglas was driving a car that crashed on Route 219 and Meade Run Road. Killed in the crash were 12-year-old Olivia Douglas, 6-year-old Jarett Costanzo and four St. Marys residents, 62-year-old Gary Beimel, 55-year-old Elaine Beimel, 54-year-old David Cuneo and 81-year-old Florence Donachy.

Douglas was sentenced today in McKean County Court on charges of homicide by vehicle and recklessly endangering another person. Also dismissed were charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault by vehicle and aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI.

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