Parsons woman sentenced in DUI crash killing pedestrian

Jakee, Tiffany

Tiffany Jakee (Labette Co. Jail)

PARSONS, Kan. – A Labette County woman is sentenced after hitting and killing her boyfriend with her car.

A judge on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, followed recommendations and sentenced Tiffany N. Jakee, 30, to nearly 14 years in prison.

In March, she pleaded guilty to four of seven charges she faced related to the fatal DUI crash.

  • Murder in the Second Degree
  • Aggravated endangering a child
  • Reckless situation to a child less than 18
  • Driving under the influence of a combination of drugs and alcohol

The Labette County Prosecutor’s Office originally charged Jakee with first degree murder, failing to stop at an accident involving death or personal injury, two counts of aggravated endangering a child, DUI, domestic battery and a traffic infraction.

The DUI Crash

On April 1, 2020, the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a crash on US 59, about a mile south of US 400 inside Parsons city limits.

Authorities discovered that a vehicle had hit a man, William A. Treiber, 29, of St. Paul, Kansas. Treiber died at the scene.

According to the crash report, Jakee was driving south on US 59 when she went left of center and passed another vehicle going south in a no passing zone. The KHP says she then drove partially off the roadway onto the northbound shoulder where Treiber was walking. She hit him with her car and didn’t stop.