OGDEN -- A 19-year-old Ogden woman will be sentenced April 12 after pleading guilty to negligent homicide in the traffic death of a motorcyclist.
Katelyn Young, of Ogden, was charged with class A misdemeanor negligent homicide for causing the Aug. 13, 2010, death of Kenneth Cox in a crash in Farr West.
Cox, 64, was riding his rebuilt Harley on 2000 West when Young, traveling on 2700 North, turned left into Cox's lane, according to the Weber County Sheriff's Office.
Young entered the guilty plea last week before 2nd District Judge Michael Lyon. Lyon referred the case to Adult Probation and Parole for a pre-sentence report.
Lt. Mark Lowther, Weber County sheriff's spokesman, said that at the time of the crash, Young had never gotten a driver's license. "It wasn't that it was suspended or revoked, she just never got one."
In her statement pleading guilty, Young told the court simply that "on the date in the information and in Weber County I caused the death of another while operating a vehicle with criminal negligence."
The statement indicates the prosecution has agreed to recommend no more than four months of jail time with work release, community service and no fine.
The community service will include public safety presentations at local schools and possibly making a public service announcement.
Cox was an active biker who had just restored the Harley he was driving, Lowther said. The drive that day was the maiden trip for the newly finished project. Cox was a member of the ABATE motorcycle club, a group of riders who work actively to get motor vehicle drivers to keep a better lookout for motorcyclists.