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Sunnyside woman sentenced in 2009 vehicular homicide

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Sunnyside woman has been sentenced to three years in the fatal rollover accident last June, where an 8 month old infant had been killed.

A Yakima County Superior Court Judge also sentenced Gwen Rusk to 18 months in community custody.

The accident happened last June, on State Route 22 and Stevens Road, near Toppenish.

Washington State Patrol said Rusk crossed the center lane with her car, hit a second car with five people inside, causing that car to roll.

Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins told KNDO, the baby was sitting on someone's lap at the time of the accident, before being ejected out of the vehicle.

Rusk pled guilty on January 14th to vehicular homicide.

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