The driver of a vehicle that crashed last year, resulting in the death of a teen from Sterling, has been charged with manslaughter and negligent homicide.
Mykha Slater, 17, was pronounced dead on the scene of the November 2016 single-vehicle accident on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The driver, 34-year-old Johnna Angleton, was charged Wednesday with six counts including manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault and refusal to submit to a blood alcohol test, according to an indictment filed in Kenai Court.
The accident near mile 1 of K-Beach happened “when (Angleton) lost control of the vehicle, driving off the road and crashing into the ditch,” according to an online Alaska State Troopers dispatch report at the time.
Angleton and her other passenger were taken to Central Peninsula Hospital after the crash to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. She is set to be arraigned at the Kenai Courthouse later this month.
Manslaughter and first-degree assault causing serious injury with a weapon are class A felonies in Alaska, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Criminally negligent homicide is a class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
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