The Beckemeyer woman charged with causing the death of her two-year old son by running over him in Keyesport in August 2017 has been sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
38 year old Nicole Voss originally faced charges for one count of Class 3 felony reckless homicide, two counts of Class 2 felony aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, two counts of Class 4 felony aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and one count of Class 4 felony driving while having a license revoked.
According to court documents, the charges stemmed from an August 7, 2017 incident where she, “allegedly drove a motor vehicle on Fourth Street in Keyesport at a time when her driver’s license was revoked from previous convictions and while under the influence of methamphetamine. In addition Voss allegedly drove a motor vehicle recklessly in a manner likely to cause death or great bodily harm and unintentionally caused the death” of her two-year old son, Jensen Voss. Charges state Jensen “died after he was found unconscious and not breathing after being struck by a vehicle driven by his mother in a private driveway near Fourth Street and Hayes Street in Keyesport.”
Voss was in Clinton County Circuit Court recently and entered a negotiated guilty plea for Class 2 felony aggravated DUI and driving while having a revoked driver’s license. The other counts were dismissed.
Voss was also sentenced to serve three years in prison concurrently on an unrelated case after she plead guilty to unlawful possession of methamphetamine from an incident on November 11, 2017 and was sentenced to jail time with credit for time served after pleading guilty to criminal damage to property, related to an incident on February 22, 2018.
Voss also has charges pending in St. Clair County.