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Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced for Falling Asleep at the Wheel in Deadly Crash

Judge Michael Koury Jr. said it was one of the most difficult sentences he has ever ordered

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  • Susan Queen caused a fatal car crash after falling asleep at the wheel and has been sentenced to serve six months to two years in prison.
  • The woman was convicted in March for involuntary manslaughter. Those charges stemmed from the June 2017 crash that killed Alana Hein.
  • Judge Michael Koury Jr. said it was one of the most difficult sentences he has ever ordered due to how remorseful Queen appeared.

A Pennsylvania woman who caused a fatal car crash after falling asleep at the wheel has been sentenced to serve six months to two years in prison.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that Susan Queen spent most of Wednesday's hearing at the Northampton County Court in Easton crying at the defense table.

The 71-year-old Walnutport woman was convicted in March for involuntary manslaughter. Those charges stemmed from the June 2017 head-on crash in Lehigh Township that killed 22-year-old Alana Hein. Queen had pleaded guilty.

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Judge Michael Koury Jr. said it was one of the most difficult sentences he has ever ordered due to how remorseful Queen appeared.

Hein's parents and others gave emotional testimony about their daughter. Queen's family was hoping Queen would be spared imprisonment.

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