Kansas Woman Sentenced for Killing Motorcyclist Near GI

Kathy Teichmeier

A Kansas woman has pleaded no contest to vehicular homicide and was sentenced in Hall County court Thursday morning.

Kathy Teichmeier, 33, of Almena, Kan., was sentenced to 60 months probation and 90 days in jail. Teichmeier pleaded no contest to the vehicular homicide charge last September in exchange for the prosecution dropping a driving on a suspended license charge.

The charges stemmed from a June 25 collision between Teichmeier's vehicle and two motorcycles on Interstate 80 near Grand Island.

Officials say Teichmeier was driving east when she tried to make a U-turn. The Hall County Sheriff's Office says Teichmeier's vehicle clipped the rear wheel of a motorcycle driven by C. Lloyd Hermanson.

He avoided crashing. But the motorcycle driven by his wife, Nancy Hermanson, 58, crashed into Teichmeier's vehicle. She died at the hospital.