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81 Year Old Driver Convicted, Sentenced For Accident Which Killed One, And Injured Two In Ventura County

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:30am


An 81-year-old woman has been found guilty of misdemeanor voluntary manslaughter in connection with a traffic accident which killed a Santa Paula grandmother, and seriously injured two grandchildren.

Lois Guynn was convicted of the August, 2009 accident on Harvard Street in Santa Paula.

65-year-old Emily Ortega was crossing the street with her grandchildren when Guynn ran into the trio.

Because there was no criminal intent, the charge was a misdemeanor.

The Ventura woman faces two years probation, suspension of her license, and she must pay restitution to the family.


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