Woman Sentenced To 8 1/2 Years For Crash That Killed Retired Police Officer

Published: .
Updated: .

A judge has sentenced a Jackson woman for causing a crash that killed a retired Kentucky police officer.

Nancy Jagers, 38, received a sentence of 8 1/2 years in prison. Five of those years will be mandatory. Her driver's license was also suspended for 30 years.

Jagers pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of Thomas Fritz in May 2011.

Fritz, a retired Kentucky police officer, was on his way to the Peace Officers’ Memorial ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Jagers crashed into Fritz' motorcycle at the intersection of state Route 32 and Germany Road in Pike County.

Investigators said Jagers had nearly twice the legal limit of marijuana metabolites in her system. She also fled the scene.

Jagers is also awaiting sentencing in a separate drug related case in Ross County.