Galesburg Woman to be Sentenced to Prison
A Galesburg woman has admitted to driving drunk and speeding when she struck and killed a Knox College student almost a year ago.
34-year-old Lakeesha Smith pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon to two counts of Reckless Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death. She will be sentenced November 13th and could face up to 20 years in prison.
Smith was driving in the area of South and West Streets around 3:30am last October when she struck Knox student Tundun Lawani, killing her. Smith wasn’t found until about three hours later at a Day Street home. Smith confessed to the incident and confessed to drinking prior to the accident. She told police she didn’t want to see someone lying in the street, which is why she fled.