Woman sentenced in fatal car crash

Yolanda Griswold Sentence
Yolanda Griswold (Courtesy: Durango Herald)

DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – A woman involved in a deadly crash will spend 90 days in jail.

Yolanda Griswold was sentenced Thursday in connection to a crash in December 2015 on US Highway 550 just north of the state line.

Griswold was driving nearly 30 miles per hour over the speed limit when she became distracted and crashed into a car driven by 35-year-old Jennifer Powers. Powers’ car was pushed into oncoming traffic and hit head-on by a truck. It’s not known what distracted Griswold.

Griswold was facing four years in prison but worked out a plea agreement for 90 days in jail.

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