Family of woman killed in U.S. 45 crash want harsher charges for other driver

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URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - Shana Outlaw was killed Sept. 13 on U.S. 45 north of Urbana. Now, her family and friends want the driver who hit her to face harsher charges. 

Outlaw's broken down car was hit from behind in the dark by a truck driven by Markus Davis. 

Family want Davis to face involuntary manslaughter or reckless homicide charges. 

Right now, he is only charged with failure to reduce speed. 

Davis' case has been continued to Dec. 13 at the request of his attorney. 

The states attorney has called the crash a tragic accident and said there is not enough evidence to charge Davis with a more serious offense. 

Right now he is only facing fines. 

Police said Outlaw stopped in the right southbound lane of U.S. 45 just before 6 a.m. and got out. Her three children were in the car in car seats.

Davis did not see the stopped car and hit it in the rear, causing it to flip into a ditch. His truck flipped on its roof.

Outlaw died.

Her children, ages 8 months, 4, and 6, were not seriously hurt.

Officials said there was no evidence of drugs or alcohol in Davis' system and no evidence he was using a cellphone or driving distracted. 

They also said he was not speeding or driving recklessly. 

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