A Fond du Lac woman will serve time in jail following sentencing in Waupaca County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon in a vehicular homicide case. 45 year old Kristin Carlson, formerly of Waupaca, was ordered by Judge Ray Huber to serve 10 months in jail, with 3 months stayed, on a conviction of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle. Judge Huber did impose and stay a 3 year prison term, and placed Carlson on probation for 5 years. Carlson was the driver of a car that struck and killed 81 year old Fred Lick as he crossed County Hiway “Q” near the Chain ‘O Lakes in July of 2013. Authorities believe she was sending and receiving text messages on her phone in the moments just before the crash, and a state patrol expert estimated her speed at the time at between 59 and 65 miles per hour, in a 35 mile per hour zone. The writer of a pre-sentence investigation recommended jail over prison time, and Judge Huber agreed. Along with the regular jail term that was imposed, the judge also ordered Carlson to serve every 4th of July weekend, Memorial Day weekend, and Labor Day weekend, in jail during the 5 year probation period. Carlson must also pay 10,300 dollars in restitution, and undergo drug and alcohol assessment.