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Woman Sentenced To 5 Years In Death Of Clarksville Bicyclist

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Jun 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:10:29-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for vehicular homicide in the death of a bicyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run crash.

Officials said 53-year-old Phyllis was sentenced during a hearing Friday. She pled guilty in March.
Bicyclist Vince Freeman, age 22, was killed in a crash just after midnight on September 23, 2014 on Tiny Town Road, just west of Needmore Road.

Taylor was accused of striking Freeman and fleeing the scene.

Police tracked down Taylor’s vehicle, and determined she was the person driving. They said when first approached, Taylor denied she was the driver, but investigators were able to find evidence that led to the arrest.

She was initially also charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield the right of way, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

After her guilty plea, Taylor was taken into custody by the Tennessee Department of Corrections.