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Price woman pleads guilty in automobile homicide case

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Jamie Lynn Mercurio pleaded guilty Wednesday to automobile homicide, negligence while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in the fatal car-pedestrian collision that killed 31-year-old Aaron Simms of Price Aug. 4.

The guilty plea was entered after the charge had been reduced to a third-degree felony from the original second-degree level. Seventh Judicial District Court Judge George Harmond accepted the guilty plea after advising Mercurio of her rights and the penalties associated with the charge. He set sentencing for April 2.

Harmond ordered the Division of Adult Probation and Parole to prepare a pre-sentencing report.

The 31-year-old Price woman was driving westbound on Ridge Road south of Price when her car drifted across the center line and off the shoulder of the road, where it struck and killed Simms, who had been pulling weeds about 10 feet off the pavement. The collision occurred in front of the Nielson Construction office.

She has been in Carbon County Jail since Jan. 26.

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