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August 4, 2012

Stillwater woman charged with negligent homicide

STILLWATER, Okla. — A 20-year-old Stillwater woman is charged with negligent homicide stemming from a car collision in May that left an 86-year-old woman dead.

According to court documents, Daylon Edwards is accused of killing Doris Laverne Jimison on May 4. Records allege Edwards turned her sport utility vehicle into the path of a northbound vehicle on 1600 N. Perkins Road, colliding with it

A collision report by the Stillwater Police Department shows Jimison sustained injuries to her upper body and head.

In Edwards’ witness statement she says she was going to turn left into a restaurant parking lot.

There was a vehicle in the left-hand northbound lane that was turning left into a hardware store, she wrote, and she did not see any traffic so she turned and collided with Jimison’s vehicle.

In the report an officer wrote he spoke with the driver of the victim's vehicle, who was not killed. The report says he told police he did not remember what happened.

Edwards has been ordered by the court to appear for arraignment on Aug. 24. Negligent homicide carries a fine of $100 to $1,000 or up to a year in prison, or both.

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