Woman sentenced to 20 years for killing man

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By Sean Kennedy

Nichole Hill, 26, of Evans pled guilty Friday, May 18, to killing a man and injuring several others in an accident last July while she was driving under the influence of drugs. 

Hill pled guilty to one count of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault, both felonies. 

A judge sentenced Hill to 20 years in prison after she entered her guilty pleas in court.

The crash happened on July 20, 2017, at about 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 25 in Weld County. According to court records, Hill drove into the back of a 1997 Ford Expedition. Both vehicles went off the east side of Interstate 25 and rolled several times. The male driver of the Ford Expedition was killed in the crash. A male passenger in that vehicle suffered serious bodily injuries, including broken ribs and a broken leg. A female passenger in Hill’s vehicle suffered a broken sternum in the crash.

Authorities found a syringe with a small amount of clear liquid in the barrel, a marijuana pipe, a grinder and a torch at the scene of the crash. Hill tested positive for cannabinoids, amphetamine and opioids.