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Woman involved in crash that killed Arvin High School teacher takes plea deal

Posted at 3:43 PM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 20:44:55-04

26-year-old Kylie Cathleen Sluder, the woman who allegedly drove the car that collided and killed Arvin High School teacher, Scott Demunnik, 41, has plead no contest to a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to court documents.

On December 4, 2017, California Highway Patrol said that just after 7:30 a.m., Sluder was driving a Toyota Prius eastbound on Highway 223 when she drifted into the westbound lane and collided head-on with Demunnik's vehicle. Demunnik was pronounced dead at the scene.

Court documents also show that four felonies, including driving under the influence of a drug causing bodily injury, and three misdemeanors were dismissed against Sluder at Friday's hearing. 

Sluder's sentencing is scheduled for October 16, 2018.