JEFFERSON — A woman who drove the truck that ran over and killed a 4-year-old girl during a family gathering last year was sentenced Monday.
Cassandra Webster, 27, of Geneva, was sentenced by Judge Harold Specht to 180 days in jail with 80 of those days suspended and a $100 fine, according to court records. She will spend 10 days in the county jail and for the remaining 90 days she will be on continuous alcohol monitoring with an ankle bracelet but free to leave her home, a court official said.
Webster will be on probation for five years.
Remingtin Krzic, 4, was killed May 5, 2018 in a driveway along Stanhope-Kelloggsville Road in Andover Township. Webster, who had a blood alcohol level below the legal limit at the time of the accident, moved a truck in the yard of the home during a family gathering, unaware Remingtin was below, and struck and killed the girl. Coroner’s officials said Remingtin died from blunt trauma to the head.
Webster had originally faced felony charges, but a Grand Jury chose to indict her on a misdemeanor vehicular homicide charge to which she pleaded no contest in May. Webster is also facing a civil lawsuit brought against her by Remingtin’s estate in the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas.
Remingtin’s father, Justin D. Krzic, 27, now of Perry, pleaded guilty Jan. 3 to one count of endangering children, court records state. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a third-degree felony to a second-degree misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 60 days suspended and 30 days on electronically-monitored house arrest, with alcohol monitoring, and six months of community control.