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October 24, 2013

KC man sentenced to 15 years in motorist’s death

A Jackson County judge sentenced a man to 15 years in prison Thursday for killing a 65-year-old woman in a 2011 traffic accident.

A Jackson County judge sentenced a man to 15 years in prison Thursday for killing a 65-year-old woman in a 2011 traffic accident.

Jonathan Ross, 24, of Kansas City pleaded guilty in June to first-degree involuntary manslaughter, tampering, second-degree assault, stealing a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and driving while revoked.

Gertrude Price was driving home from volunteer work at her church when Ross ran a red light and collided with her vehicle at 12th Street and Hardesty Avenue in Kansas City.

Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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