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Woman charged with automobile homicide after hitting, killing Payson boy

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Posted at 11:27 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 01:29:09-04

PAYSON, Utah — A Payson woman has been charged with automobile homicide after hitting and killing an 8-year-old boy.

On March 20, 37-year-old Tabatha Magoon was driving in the area of 680 West and 1000 South when she made a right-hand turn.

“She took the turn wide and ended up left of the center in the eastbound lane and struck an 8-year-old boy who was riding a skateboard in the street,” according to a probable cause statement released Monday.

The vehicle drove over Kaydon Sillitoe before Magoon was able to stop, court documents in indicate. The Payson boy later died at the hospital.

Results from a urine test showed Magoon had amphetamines, opiates, methamphetamine and oxycodone in her system, according to court documents.

“The defendant later gave an interview and admitted to smoking Methamphetamine earlier in the day,” court documents indicate.

Magoon was also charged with driving with schedule I or II control substance and cause death or serious bodily injury and possession or use of methamphetamine.