A 51-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide for causing a 2011 fatal crash in Iron County will spend 60 days in jail.
Shari Yates was charged in 5th District Court with negligent homicide, a class A misdemeanor, in November 2011 five months after the July 1 accident that killed 50-year-old James D. Ruman, of St. George.
Yates pleaded guilty in December. On Tuesday, Judge Jeffrey Wilcox sentenced her to 60 days in the Iron County jail and 24 months probation. As part of her probation, the judge ordered Yates to adhere to a strict curfew, maintain full-time employment and write a letter of explanation to Ruman's family.