LANCASTER – A Mount Joy, Lancaster County, woman pleaded no contest and was sentenced for causing a multi-vehicle crash near Warwick High School that killed two students on October 26, 2018 in the 200 block of West Orange Street in Lititz. 64-year-old Debra Slaymaker-Walker’s driving prompted a chain-reaction crash. 17-year-old Meghan Keeney and 16-year-old Jack Nicholson died in the crash. A 17-year-old male student sustained serious injuries. In Lancaster County Court, Slaymaker-Walker pleaded no contest to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of reckless endangerment. In accordance with a plea agreement, a judge sentenced her to 10 years of probation, which will include a driving ban during that supervision period. She was ordered to pay $31,748 in restitution and is banned from all contact with the victims and their families. The judge called the plea an “appropriate disposition” in consideration of medical expert reports documenting Slaymaker-Walker’s condition with seizures.

DEBRA SLAYMAKER-WALKER