MOUNT VERNON — Megan Peterson will serve 90 days in the Knox County Jail after being sentenced today on one count each of vehicular homicide and assault. Both charges are first degree misdemeanors.
Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge Paul Spurgeon sentenced Peterson to 180 days jail for each count with 90 days suspended on each. He also ordered both sentences to be served concurrently. She will also be placed on probation for five years with a five-year suspension on her driver’s license.
Peterson was driving a vehicle that crashed into another vehicle on Aug. 4, 2010, that claimed the life of a passenger in her car, Keith M. Homstad Jr. of Johnstown, and seriously injured Ryan M. Thogmartin of Zanesville, the driver of the second vehicle.
See Tuesday’s edition of the News for more details of today’s court proceedings.