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Woman accused of hitting, killing boy while under the influence appears in court

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Posted at 11:52 AM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 15:02:38-04

PROVO, Utah — A woman accused of running over and killing a boy while under the influence of several drugs appeared in a Provo courtroom Tuesday morning.

Tabatha Ann Magoon, 37, faces a second-degree felony charge of automobile homicide and a class A misdemeanor charge of possession or use of a controlled substance in connection with the March 20 incident

According to a Payson police, Magoon was driving in the area of 680 W 1000 S in Payson that afternoon when she struck 8-year-old Kaydon Sillitoe.

“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 from Payson police.

Kaydon later died at a hospital. Results from a urinalysis 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 released on bond.

Johnnie Sullivan, Kaydon’s stepmother, spoke with FOX 13 Tuesday.

“I still have two more children in the neighborhood where she lives and it’s scary to even allow them outside,” she said. “But I am grateful for that part – that they asked her to stay away from my work and stay, you know, out of a vehicle for now. It makes me feel a little comfort.”

Magoon is due back in court on May 17.