Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Kodi R. Crane, 41, of Lawrence, was sentenced to 41 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for fatally striking a pedestrian with her vehicle on August 4, 2021.
Judge Amy Hanley sentenced Crane, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in July. The State of Kansas was represented by Senior Assistant District Attorney David Greenwald. The matter was investigated by the Lawrence Police Department.
“Tragic occurrences such as these are entirely avoidable,” Senior Assistant District Attorney David Greenwald said. “We hope the family of the victim feel some measure of closure. Keeping the streets safe of our community is taken very seriously by the District Attorney’s Office.”
The conviction stems from an incident that occurred shortly after 8 a.m. near the intersection of 15th Street and Haskell Avenue when Crane struck a 50-year-old Lawrence woman who died from her injuries.
“I am very grateful for Mr. Greenwald’s work in this case,” District Attorney Suzanne Valdez said.
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