Archbold, OH

Driver In Fatal Crash Sentenced To 180 Days

Carrie A. Buckenmeyer, 23, Toledo, has been sentenced to 180 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio for her role in an auto crash that claimed one life.

Buckenmeyer was driving a car east on US20 the morning of Aug. 4, 2016, when she went off the left side of the road about a mile west of St. Rt. 108.

She struck a guardrail, then came back into the roadway and struck a second car. The crash killed Joan Adamson, 63, Northwood– a passenger in the second car.

Buckenmeyer was indicted Nov. 21, 2016, on charges of vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular homicide, and vehicular assault.

She entered a guilty plea to aggravated vehicular homicide.

In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said “while operating a motor vehicle, (Buckenmeyer) recklessly caused the death of another.”

In addition to the jail sentence, she was placed on five years community control and was ordered to pay $9,337 in restitution.

She is to be assessed by drug treatment and mental health facilities, and ordered to comply with any recommended treatment.

Her driver license was suspended for five years, but she was granted driving privileges for work and for community control.

Failure to abide by the conditions of her sentence could result in Buckenmeyer serving a three-year prison term.

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