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Woman Sentenced to 54 Years for Fatal Crash

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A Tulsa woman has been sentenced to 54 years in prison for a fatal accident that claimed the life of a Marquette Catholic School teacher.

About the Tulsa Accident

According to the Tulsa World, Marquitta Littlebear has been sentenced to consecutive prison terms totaling 54 years in connection with a 2012 crash that left 60-year-old Susan Mamary dead.

Prosecutors alleged that Littlebear was under the influence of alcohol, cocaine and marijuana when she collided with Mamary’s vehicle at 51st Street and Hudson Place in Tulsa, Kansas.

Mamary was making a legal left hand turn onto Hudson Place when her Toyota Corolla was struck by a Honda Accord driven by Littlebear, two children were in Littlebear’s car at the time of the accident.

Following the collision, Littlebear made a phone call and was picked up by another vehicle. She fled the scene, leaving the two children behind.

In March, a Tulsa County jury found Littlebear guilty of second-degree murder – she will be required to serve at least 85 percent of her 40-year prison sentence in addition to four years for child endangerment and 10 years for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

U.S. Auto Accident Statistics

Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2012, there were 33,561 reported traffic related fatalities on U.S. roadways. This marked a 3.3 percent increase from 2011 when 32,479 fatalities were reported.
  • The number of people injured in auto accidents also increased, rising from 2,217,000 in 2011 to 2,362,000 in 2012.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2012:
  • NHTSA also determined that alcohol played a role in roughly 31% of all fatal traffic collisions.


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