Necia Marie Hanson

Gold Hill woman found guilty in crash that killed daughter

A Gold Hill woman has been convicted on manslaughter and assault charges in a car crash that killed her young daughter and injured her son.

Necia Marie Hanson, 28, was found guilty of felony charges of second-degree manslaughter and third-degree assault, along with a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault in the crash that killed 6-year-old Bella Keesee and injured Hanson's son, Bernie Robert Keesee, last year.

She was acquitted on a more serious count of first-degree manslaughter and driving under the influence of intoxicants. (Corrected online)

On April 15, 2016, Hanson was driving her car on Blackwell Road near Dean Creek Road when she reportedly veered her car into a semitrailer headed in the opposite direction just before 5:30 p.m. Her daughter was ejected from the car and died at the scene. 

A sentencing hearing is set for May 17. Manslaughter in the second-degree is a Measure 11 charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 75 months.

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