MIAMI COUNTY — A Burkettsville woman was sentenced Thursday for reportedly running the stop sign at the intersection of Washington and Eldean roads and killing a Piqua woman last July.
Mary Y. Kaiser, 65, of Burkettsville, was sentenced to serve 90 days house arrest for second-degree misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in Miami County Municipal Court. Kaiser also received a $750 fine.
Court records state that Kaiser was indicted in October for allegedly running a stop sign on July 11, killing Robin Supinger, 55, of Piqua.
According to reports, crash reconstructionists’ preliminary findings determined that Kaiser’s car was traveling east on Eldean Road, failed to stop at the stop sign and crashed into Supinger’s SUV. Both vehicles then went off the roadway into a field, where they came to rest. Evidence at the scene indicated Kaiser never made any attempt to stop at the stop sign.
Also according to reports, a passerby pulled Kaiser out of her vehicle after it caught fire following the crash. Kaiser suffered serious injuries from the incident.
Supinger, who was driving the second vehicle, a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.