News: Driver pleads no contest in fatal pedestrian accident in Los Alamos

Bert Parnall

LOS ALAMOS, NM – A driver has been sentenced in connection with a crash that killed a pedestrian in Los Alamos last month, according to the Los Alamos Reporter.

This is an update to a previous story.

22-year-old Anna Niamh Short of White Rock appeared before Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados last week to plead no contest to charges of careless driving and failure to yield in the case.

The incident occurred Sept. 20 in the vicinity of Piedra Loop and State Route 4.  Authorities say Short was driving a vehicle at about 6:50 p.m. when she struck Reva Heron of White Rock. Heron died three days later at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

Short was found guilty, and the judge imposed deferred sentences on both of the two charges.  The charges will be dismissed Jan. 14 if Short does not receive any further citations.  She was placed on unsupervised probation for 90 days and was also ordered to complete 25 hours of community service.

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