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Judge gives probation to teenager who killed 3 pedestrians with her vehicle




DALLAS – The 19-year-old student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, who pleaded guilty in 2017 for the three pedestrian deaths in Woodstock, Georgia, has been given three years of probation along with 240 hours of community service and about $4,000 in fines.

Zoe Reardon, who was 17 at the time, was driving her jeep on September 9, 2017, and struck three people, identified as Kaitlin Hunt, 28, Riley Hunt, 3 months, both from St. Lucie, Florida, and Kathy Deming, 61.

The victims were said to be escaping from Hurricane Irma and were trying to cross Arnold Mill Road at around 8 p.m. when Reardon’s jeep hit them.

The three-month-old, Riley Hunt, passed away later that evening and the adults passed away several days later.

The family issued a statement after the teenager’s punishment was given saying, “Our desire has always been for the woman who killed our daughter, Kaitlin Hunt; granddaughter, Riley Hunt; and dear friend Kathy Deming to be held accountable for her actions. What happened is a tragedy on multiple levels, and there is no outcome that will make our family whole again. Court actions cannot heal us — we must continue to heal ourselves.”

Reardon’s probation was transferred to Texas, allowed by Judge Alan Jordan.

Rebekah has lived in Kerrville with her family for 10 years, originally from the Corpus Christi area. She has been a Texas Breaking News editor for over a year and loves bringing the community and it's surrounding areas up-to-date and unbias news.


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