Nevada driver gets probation in death of California family | SierraSun.com

Nevada driver gets probation in death of California family

The Associated Press

MINDEN, Nev. ” A Gardnerville woman who admitted self-medicating herself for diabetes and causing a head-on car crash that killed a California family has been sentenced to probation.

Forty-four-year-old Dawn Miley also was given 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay $11,000 in funeral costs to the victims’ survivors.

Miley pleaded guilty in December to felony neglect of duty by self-medicating her diabetes without a doctor’s supervision, causing low blood sugar that altered her alertness.

Witnesses said she was speeding and passed several cars on U.S. 395 when she lost control of her car and slammed into the pickup truck of a Torrance, Calif., family.

Jerome Calevro, 58; his wife, Maria Amelia, 52; daughter Bernadette, 23, and son Jerome Daniel, 15, were killed in the July 14, 2007 crash.

The family was on their way to Lake Tahoe.