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San Fernando Valley woman gets no jail time in fatal accident

February 29, 2012 |  3:23 pm

A San Fernando Valley woman who was convicted in the death of a 76-year-old Doris Kramer earlier this year in Woodland Hills will not serve jail time, the Los Angeles city attorney's office said.

Nicole Oswalt, 41, was found guilty by a jury on one count of vehicular manslaughter. Oswalt was sentenced Wednesday to 300 hours of community service, 24 months probation and was ordered to pay restitution to the victim for all funeral and medical expenses.

Oswalt was returning home from work on March 14, 2011, when her SUV broadsided the Buick Regal driven by Kramer’s husband at Shoup Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, city prosecutors said.

During the trial, prosecutors successfully argued that the accident was caused when the defendant ran a red light and failed to properly yield to a car in the intersection.


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