Driver convicted in 2011 fatal crash

A jury on Friday found Alicia Sonji Tyner, 41, guilty on all charges in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, her attorney, Mark Deters, confirmed.

According to court records, Tyner was charged with four counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, two counts of vehicular assault and one count of tampering with evidence.

The charges range from a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, to a fourth-degree felony, punishable by up to 18 months.

Tyner is in the Montgomery County Jail until her sentencing hearing, which according to jail records is Sept. 4.

On Aug. 26, Tyner was headed north on Salem Avenue in a Ford Expedition at about noon when she went left of center near Gettysburg Avenue. The SUV collided head on with an Oldsmobile sedan driven by David Ross. Ross was injured and his passenger, Kathleen Saunders, 55, died at the scene.

Tyner showed signs of alcohol use and failed field sobriety tests, according to sheriff’s deputies who investigated the crash.

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