Lyndon A woman was found guilty Tuesday afternoon of four charges in connection with a police chase after a double fatality hit-and-run last year in Douglas County.
Ramona I. Morgan, 48, was charged after she fled from a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper who was trying to stop her pickup truck on Sept. 11, 2007, in connection with the deaths of two highway workers south of Lawrence. The chase ended in U.S. Highway 56 in Osage County.
Tuesday afternoon, an Osage County jury found Morgan guilty of a felony charge of fleeing or attempting to elude police. The jury also returned guilty verdicts on these misdemeanor traffic charges: reckless driving, failure to use a turn signal and failure to maintain a single lane. She was found not guilty of two counts of speeding.
Sentencing is set for 1 p.m. May 20. She remains in Osage County Jail.
Morgan also is charged in Douglas County with reckless second-degree murder in the highway workers' deaths on U.S. Highway 59 near Pleasant Grove. She has not been tried yet on those charges.