Driver of fatal April 2013 crash sentenced

Brazil courthouse / WTHI file photo
Brazil courthouse / WTHI file photo

BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) – A Clay County woman was sentenced Wednesday after the car she was driving April 6, 2013 crashed leaving two people dead.

Kelsey Reid was the driver in the April crash in rural Clay County.

Her vehicle drove off the road, hit several trees and flipped.

Investigators sighted speed as a factor in the accident that killed Moore and Holbert-Darkis. Both passengers were ejected from the car.

Reid already served two days when she was taken into custody in May 2013, and the remainder of her sentence will be suspended.

Kelsey Reid / Provided photo
Kelsey Reid / Provided photo

On Wednesday, the judge accepted the terms of her plea of guilty on two counts on involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of Moore and Holbert-Darkis.

Reid will be on home detention for 90 days and spend the next 18 months on formal probation.

The defendant’s driving privileges are also revoked for five years based on the plea agreement accepted by the judge.

Also as part of the agreement, Reid is required to speak to the student bodies of Northview High School and Clay City High School about the dangers and consequences of speed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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