Tucker Samms Abdon, 34, of Eastsound, was sentenced by Judge Kathryn C. Loring in San Juan County Superior Court to 78 months in prison for vehicular homicide on Friday, July 26.
At the end of sentencing, Abdon was taken into custody.
In October 2018, Abdon was charged with one count of vehicular homicide in the death of Rachel B. Gibson, 32.
He pleaded not guilty during an arraignment on Oct. 22. Abdon changed his plea of not-guilty to guilty of vehicular homicide on July 10.
Though Abdon maintains his innocence, he agreed to take an Alford plea, which means he recognizes that the state had enough evidence to charge him of a crime.
The second charge of reckless driving was dropped as part of his plea change. He cannot appeal an Alford plea.
The state requested 78 months incarceration, the minimum allowed prison sentencing for the crime, followed by 18 months of probation and payment of fines. A restitution hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30.
The standard range of confinement for vehicular homicide is 78-102 months with a maximum term of life and/or a fine of $50,000.
Abdon is represented by Dennis Rollin Scott of Anacortes and has no previous criminal history.