McCLUSKY, N.D. — The driver of a prison transport vehicle that was involved in a fatal crash in Sheridan County on Aug. 4 has pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment.
Geraldine M. Miller, 58, of Towner, was sentenced to unsupervised probation and ordered to pay $325 in fees.
The crash occurred at a rural intersection west of Goodrich. It was a collision between a van carrying two people and a Pierce County prison transport SUV driven by Miller that carried a federal inmate and one other guard besides Miller.
The vehicle Miller was driving was northbound on North Dakota Highway 14 when it failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a van that was westbound on North Dakota Highway 200, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol report filed in court.
A passenger in the van, Philemena Evenson, 81, of Tacoma, Washington, was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of her injuries, the patrol report said.
Miller drove through a controlled intersection, "disregarding cross traffic on a high-speed road which caused a crash to occur," court documents said.
The van was headed west to Turtle Lake, while the prison transport SUV was driving from Bismarck to Rugby, the Patrol said.