An Allentown woman who caused a 2020 fatal crash in Allentown pleaded guilty on Monday to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, according to a release from the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office.
Amanda Ritter, 30, caused a January 2020 crash that killed 22-year-old Yasmine Allen Woodruff at Overlook and Mauch Chunk roads, the news release said. Ritter had been driving 81 miles per hour in a 35-miles-per-hour zone, the release said. She had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18, the release said.
On Jan. 14, 2020, Ritter struck the car driven by 19-year-old Keiana Allen, the release said. She and two other passengers, age 16 and 8, were injured, the release said. Woodruff was the front-seat passenger in the car driven by Allen. The two passengers in Ritter’s car, 23-year-old Tyler Skulteti and 31-year-old Antoine Thompson, were also injured.
In addition to the homicide charge, Ritter also pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated assault by a motor vehicle while driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Ritter’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 25.
Ritter also pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance stemming from a 2019 Allentown crash.
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