Local woman expected to plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 01, 2013 5:00 AM

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An Iowa City woman is expected to plead guilty to accidentally killing a friend by running her over with a truck.

Miranda Lalla is accused of the Class-B felony of vehicular homicide resulting in the death of Pamela Gross on June 18, 2012. The 50-year-old is accused of a Class-B felony and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, an aggravated misdemeanor.

After the incident, Lalla took a portable breath test and reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.093 according to a police complaint.

According to court documents, Lalla declared she would plead guilty on Sept. 27. Her trial had been set for Oct. 8, but she will now plead guilty to all charges at 10 a.m. Oct. 11.

— by Abigail Meier

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