Brianna Knapp facing 5 years in prison for leaving deadly wreck scene

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by TAYLOR VIYDO & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 10:20 PM

CLARK FORK, Idaho--A North Idaho woman faces up to five years in prison for her involvement in a crash that killed an off-duty Spokane police officer.

Kurt Henson died after he crashed his motorcycle on Highway 200 near Clark Fork, Idaho in 2012. Investigators said Brianna Knapp then ran him over. She was not charged with his death.

A jury found Knapp guilty of leaving the scene of the crash on Tuesday.

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It took the 12 person jury around just two hours to find Knapp guilty of leaving the scene of the crash.

Knapp said she did not see Henson when she was driving. She said all she saw were the tail lights of a car parked on the side of the road.

"I was looking over, and was going around, and that's when I hit a bump," said Knapp.

Knapp said the bump gave her a flat tire and she pulled over. She had originally said that she then hitchhiked back into town but later admitted that she walked to a nearby picnic bench. Prosecutors said she watched the crash scene from there.

Knapp claimed that she did not know someone had wrecked there and did not go back because she thought she might get in trouble.


READ: Trial starts for woman accused of leaving officer wreck scene

"The whole reason I stood on the side of the road. If I walked over there, I still would get in trouble. And it had nothing to do with me... I'm sorry. I didn't know, I'm so sorry," said Knapp.

Knapp turned herself in the day after the incident when reports of it began to surface.

"And so, I was ok. I was relieved. And then I went in there and they told me it was me," said Knapp.

Knapp will be sentenced in February on her charges of leaving the scene of an accident.


 

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