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Friday, December 22, 2006

Teen sentenced in Shrewsbury woman's death on ski slope


A Maryland teenager was sentenced to spend the holidays in jail for a snowboarding crash in Wyoming in which he killed a skier from Shrewsbury.

Greg Doda, 18, of Crownsville, Md., was sentenced this week in Jackson Hole, Wyo., about five months after he pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide, a misdemeanor.

Teton County Circuit Judge Timothy Day sentenced Doda to a year in jail, but suspended and/or stayed most of the term, ordering Doda to remain in jail through Jan. 2.

On Feb. 24, 2004, Doda was snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort when he careened into Heather Donahue, 29. Authorities say their investigation, including reviewing a video of the crash, determined Doda probably was going more than 45 mph when he ran into Donahue, who had stopped to wait for her husband.

Donahue died from head injuries.

-- AP

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