Comments Off on Utah driver, Tabatha Ann Magoon, 37, of Payson, smoked Methamphetamine prior to hitting, killing 8-year-old boy riding a skateboard

A Payson woman has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs when she fatally injured an 8-year-old boy riding a skateboard earlier this month.

Tabatha Ann Magoon, 37, was charged Friday in 4th District Court with second-degree felony automobile homicide and class A misdemeanor use of methamphetamine for the dt_common_streams_StreamServertgegedeath of Kaydon Delroy Sillitoe.

The felony count is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. An initial court appearance was set for Tuesday.

On March 20 at about 2:35 p.m., Sillitoe was struck and critically injured while riding his skateboard in the intersection of 1000 West and 680 South in Payson.

Charging documents state that Magoon made a right-hand turn to go west at the intersection, but took the turn wide and ended up left of center in the eastbound lane, where Sillitoe was riding his skateboard in the street.

Magoon’s car drove over the boy, who died shortly after his arrival at Mountain View Hospital in Payson.

A urine test showed the presence of amphetamines, methamphetamine, opiates and Oxycodone in Magoon’s system, charges state.

She later told police she had smoked methamphetamine earlier that day, charges state.



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