Teens Pleads Guilty In Fatal Crash
HOUMA, La. (AP) — An 18-year-old Montegut woman has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide tied to a May 5 collision involving a golf cart she was driving that left a man dead.
The Courier reports Katelyn Marie Duplantis was sentenced to five years on Monday but will not serve jail time after state District Judge George Larke of Houma suspended the time. She will be on probation for three years, will pay $1,500 in fines and serve 240 hours of community service.
Sixty-three-year-old Cleveland Towns, of Montegut, was driving along a dark stretch of La. 24 in Bourg when he swerved to avoid Duplantis' golf cart.
Towns' car veered from the road and struck a tree. He wasn't wearing a seat belt and sustained head injuries. He died six days later.