NJ Woman Gets 7 Years For Fatal Atlantic City Expressway Crash

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A drunk driver who crashed into another car on the Atlantic City Expressway — killing a Pennsylvania woman and injuring three other people — has been sentenced to seven years in state prison.

A Camden County jury convicted Tiece Riddick of Sicklerville last August on a vehicular manslaughter charge and three counts of assault by auto. The charges stemmed from a July 2009 crash that killed 44-year-old Kathleen Lucas of Windber, a front-seat passenger in the car Riddick hit.

The woman driving that car, her teenage son and his friend were all hurt in the crash, but have since recovered.

Riddick must serve 85 percent of her vehicular homicide sentence before becoming eligible for parole. She also received a concurrent 27-month sentence for the assault by auto counts.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • DaEmph

    Wow…only 7 years? She must be white to away with something like that. Amazing!

  • Jean

    This obscenely light sentence is why people will never be afraid of being arrested for drunk driving no matter who they hurt or kill.

  • t

    More taxpayers money___

  • Nick

    Just 7 years for murder? Make her waste of a life useful for once. Cut out her organs and give them to folks in need.

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