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Driver sentenced for Chesapeake crash that killed a veterinarian

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Posted at 7:34 PM, Jan 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-29 19:34:32-05

The teen who caused a crash that killed a veterinarian has been sentenced to community service after pleading guilty to reckless driving.

Back on November 15th, two teenage sisters were driving down Shillelagh Road to Grassfield High School when they hit the van being driven by Ruth Macqueen.

Related: After veterinarian is killed in crash, neighbors say Shillelagh Road is dangerous

Police say Macqueen died instantly and they ruled out texting, speed and alcohol as factors in the crash.

The teen was sentenced to six months in prison but it was all suspended.

In addition to 25 hours of community service, the teen driver will also have to take a driving class and be on probation for three years.