Jordyn Weichert and Samantha Bowling, both from Oak Harbor, Washington, were both steering the vehicle that collided with Wood’s car last September, killing the developer and injuring his pregnant wife. Two friends of the girls responsible were also killed.
Samantha Bowling was sentenced to five years prison on three counts of vehicular homicide, while Weichert, who was driving at the time, was sentenced to eight years.
Both women were charged because of the nature of the crash; Weichert was apparently removing her sweater at the time, with Bowling holding the wheel while she did so. As the car veered out of control, Weichert grabbed the wheel while Bowling still had her hands on it, resulting in the car careening across traffic and colliding with Wood’s vehicle.
Brian’s wife Erin gave birth to a daughter earlier this year.
Two sentenced for car crash that killed 3 [The Herald]