Teen Involved in Deadly Crash Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail

June 3, 2019 Updated: June 4, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS—A teenage driver distracted by her cellphone who pleaded guilty to killing an off-duty Blaine police officer and his wife on their motorcycle has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

The Star Tribune reports 18-year-old Callison M. Olson, of Elk River, was sentenced last week in Sherburne County District Court in connection with the June 2018 collision that killed Blaine police veteran Steve Nanney and Marilyn “Susie” Nanney.

Olson pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide and gross-misdemeanor reckless driving.

Judge Walter Kaminsky also ordered Olson to complete 25 speaking engagements on distracted driving during her three years on probation. She also is not allowed to drive during that time and was directed to pay more than $7,000 in restitution.

3 Members of New Jersey Family Killed in Alleged Drunk Driver Crash in New York, Say Police

Three members of a New Jersey family driving through upstate New York during Memorial Day weekend were killed in an accident after their SUV was hit by an allegedly drunk driver, said officials.

The SUV was carrying nine people before a car slammed into it in an intersection in Sheldon, New York, reported NJ.com on May 27.

Wyoming County Sheriff Greg Rudolph said that the driver of a pickup truck traveling south on Maxon Road blew through a stop sign at around 6:30 a.m., hitting the family’s SUV, the report said.

Two women in the vehicle were ejected. They were pronounced dead at the scene by the Wyoming County Coroner, said officials.

A 4-year-old child suffered head injuries in the crash and died about an hour later, authorities said.

“Anytime a child is involved—and in this case, we had five—it pulls at you,” NBC New York quoted Rudolph as saying. “It’s a tragedy.”

Six others involved in the crash were hurt, including a 14-year-old, a 10-year-old, and two other 4-year-old passengers, NJ.com reported.

The family was going to Niagara Falls, located on the New York-Canada border, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Richard Sawicki, 20, of Lackawanna, was identified as the driver of the truck, and he was taken to the hospital, said police. After he was discharged, he was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated, and reckless driving, officials said.

He is currently in the Wyoming County Jail on $200,000 bond, officials told NJ.com. His license was also suspended.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Sawicki is slated to make a court appearance on June 10, NBC reported. It’s not clear if he has retained a lawyer.

Authorities have not identified the crash victims.

Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips and The Associated Press contributed to this article. 

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