Williamson County Woman Jailed for Reckless Homicide

A woman was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections for reckless homicide. The woman was identified as 22 year-old Keona Taylor-McKenzie. She was was the driver of a vehicle involved in a rollover crash on July 23, 2017 that killed one of two juvenile passengers. It happened on North Marion Street in rural Carbondale. On November 27, 2018, she entered an open plea of guilty to reckless homicide. On Friday, following a  contested sentencing hearing, the court sentenced Taylor-McKenzie to probation for two and a half years with conditions that require her to pay a fine, report regularly to probation, refrain from using alcohol, complete drug/alcohol treatment and testing among other requirements. Officials say after finding that she had violated all of those terms of her probation; the court revoked her probation sentence and re-sentenced her to serve 2.5 years in the IDOC, followed by one year of mandatory supervised release.

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