30 year old Chelsea Ridenour pleaded ‘no contest’ Friday morning to a charge of criminally negligent homicide.
59 year old Frederic Rouviere was killed in a crash that happened in March of 2019 on Highway 140 at Bliss Road east of Klamath Falls.
Police say Ridenour was driving without a license, uninsured, and speeding when she went through a stop sign and crashed into Rouviere’s Ford Explorer.
Rouviere’s wife was seriously injured in the crash.
Ridenour’s legs were broken, and her 3 year old son was also hospitalized.
Ridenour was given credit for time served, she must also submit to 3 years post-prison supervision.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.