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Charleston police officer sentenced in fatal crash

A judge sentences Charleston police officer Stephen Doss to a year's probation and 10 days of community service with an ambulance crew. (WCHS/WVAH File)

A Charleston police officer was sentenced Thursday afternoon in connection with a deadly crash in January.

Stephen Doss was sentenced in Kanawha County to a year's probation and 10 days of community service with an ambulance crew. In early November, he pleaded guilty to failing to use lights and sirens.

On Jan. 4, Doss rushed to get to an Orchard Manor apartment after a pregnant woman frantically called saying she had been assaulted by a man with a knife. Doss never made it to the call.

Doss was on Bigley Avenue when he got word and rushed down Washington Street West before crashing into an elderly woman in her car. The woman, said to be in her late 70s, was pulling off on Maryland Avenue. The elderly woman died as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash.

In August, Doss was indicted on negligent homicide, authorized emergency vehicle violation and speeding charges.

In November, Doss plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge.

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