Former DeKalb Police Officer sentenced to 10 years for role fatal Avondale Estates crashA DeKalb County Police vehicle. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
A former DeKalb Police Officer has been sentenced to 10 years and will serve three in prison for her role in a 2011 crash near Avondale Estates that killed two people.
According to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, Kristina Hambie was on duty Feb. 19, 2011 when she crashed into a Nissan Altima, killing two passengers, Shelley Amos and Cheryl Burton. The officer, who wasn’t responding to a call, was going 74 mph in a 35 mph zone, the DA’s Office said.
She pleaded guilty on Feb. 5 to reckless driving, violation of her oath and two counts of vehicular homicide.
“Her reckless actions claimed the lives of two innocent victims,” District Attorney Robert James said in a press release. “Their families will forever be changed by this tragic situation.”
Hambie will be required to turn herself in on May 11.