Toll plea agreement nets prison sentence
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Shawn David Toll
Shawn David Toll

A plea agreement has been reached in a vehicular homicide case precipitated after a 13-year-old automobile passenger was killed in September 2013.

Shawn David Toll was sentenced to 11 years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Ciara Alexis Pagan was a passenger, along with Toll’s daughter, inside a Ford Mustang.

Pagan died in the crash. Toll’s daughter and another person were slightly injured and Toll was critically injured in the Sept. 20, crash on Brian Circle.

Toll was transported to Erlanger Medical Center for treatment.

According to reports, Toll’s vehicle left the roadway as it went out of control in a curve. The car struck a utility pole.

“Speed and intoxication were cited as factors in the crash,” according to reports from investigators.

Toll was indicted by a Bradley County grand jury and was taken into custody in December.

Along with the vehicular homicide charge which included the element of driver intoxication, Toll was also charged with two counts of reckless endangerment in connection with the other two occupants of the vehicle.

Those two charges were dismissed, according to court records.

He was placed under $500,000 bond and has remained incarcerated at the Bradley County Jail.

Sam Byrd of Chattanooga was the defense attorney of record and Tammy Crayne prosecuted the case for the 10th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office.