Accused of inhaling vapors and causing crash that killed Olathe woman, 25-year-old charged with 2nd degree murder

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Shelor pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder.

OLATHE, Kan. — A 25-year-old Olathe woman has been charged in Johnson County with 2nd degree murder, reckless driving and abusing toxic vapors related to a fatal car crash in August 2015 that killed a 77-year-old woman.

The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, August 20 near Dennis Ave. and Church Street in Olathe.  At the time, police said the speed may have been a factor in the head-on collision that took the life of Lelia Roberts, 77.

According to the complaint against Shelor for Count 1, murder in the 2nd degree, Angeline Shelor, “did… unlawfully, feloniously and unintentionally but recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, kill a human being.”

Courtesy: Penwell Gabel

Lelia (Lea) Roberts Courtesy: Penwell Gabel

The victim, Lelia Roberts, taught and performed music with the Olathe Public Schools for many years, including touring with the Olathe Intergenerational Choir, according to her obituary. Survivors included a daughter, two sons, and eight grandchildren.

Shelor was critically injured in the crash, but after nine months, prosecutors charged her with the three counts.

Bond is set at $500,000 cash or surety bond if she is under house arrest and monitored with GPS, among other conditions such as no drugs, alcohol or driving.