Man Won’t Be Charged For Crash That Killed Meridian Woman Talking to Her Fiance
This story broke my heart. She was just 26-years-old when Sandy Hernandez was hit and killed walking to work. She was talking to her fiance when the horrible accident happened and now the man who hit her will not be charged in her death.
The accident happened as Sandy was crossing to go to her job at McDonald's at Eagle and Ustick on October 16, 2018.
An unidentified 46-year-old concrete truck driver will not be charged with vehicular manslaughter in the case because prosecutors found he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he wasn't texting, and he was driving under the speed limit according to an article on KTVB.
Sandy being distracted by talking on her cell phone likely played a role in her stepping into traffic when the accident happened.
Her fiance says she loved music, dancing, and they were planning a wedding set for this June when she was killed. Josh Swetland says she was his everything.
The prosecutions reasoning for not charging the concrete truck driver makes sense to me, but it doesn't erase the loss of a beautiful young life gone far too soon. How many of us have been talking on the phone as we cross the street? We live in a world full of constant distractions and this accident is simply a tragedy in any way you look at it.