'Reckless' driver won't serve jail time for fatal accident - WDRB 41 Louisville News

'Reckless' driver won't serve jail time for fatal accident

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A Shelby County woman who pleaded guilty in the death of her best friend won't have to serve any jail time.

The judge approved her plea deal this morning.

Jeana Searcy will stay out of jail if she completes the requirements of a felony diversion program for five years.

Part of that is speaking to students about the dangers of reckless driving.

Searcy was behind the wheel of a car when she lost control and crashed into a fence in June 2009, killing 18-year-old Samantha Mathus-Cooper. Police say she was intentionally driving at a high rate of speed.

Mathus-Cooper had been married less than two months, and was just days away from graduating high school when she died.

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