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NJ Woman Gets 7 Years For Fatal Atlantic City Expressway Crash

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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.

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