PROVO, Utah, Dec. 7, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A Payson woman who struck and killed an 8-year-old boy while he was riding his skateboard in March was sentenced to prison on Wednesday.
Tabatha Ann Magoon, 38, will spend one to five years in prison for operating a vehicle negligently causing injury or death, a third-degree felony, in the death of 8-year-old Kaydon Sillitoe, of Payson.
Magoon will also serve an additional year, which will run consecutively, for possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.
Court documents indicate that a urinalysis showed Magoon had amphetamines, opiates, methamphetamine and oxycodone in her system on March 20 when she struck Kaydon with her vehicle.
Magoon was driving south on 680 West at approximately 2:35 p.m. and attempted to make a right turn onto 1000 South to head west, according to Payson Police Department Lt. Bill Wright. Because of the wideness of the turn, she ended up in the eastbound travel lane, where she hit Kaydon, who was on his skateboard in that travel lane.
Kaydon was severely injured when police arrived at the scene. He was transported in critical condition to Mountain View Hospital in Payson, where he later died.
Magoon was booked into Utah County Jail on suspicion of one second-degree felony charge of negligently operating a vehicle causing death and one class B misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
She pleaded guilty to the charges Oct. 11 as part of a deal with prosecutors.