By Dusty Smith
Jacqueline Badger Mars, one of the richest people in the world and co-owner of the McLean-based Mars candy company, pleaded guilty to reckless driving Thursday in an October car crash that killed a Texas woman, according to the Associated Press.
The judge ordered Mars to pay a $2,500 fine and suspended her license for six months. Mars faced up to a year in jail, but the victims’ families asked she not be incarcerated, according to the AP.
Mars apologized for the crash, which left Irene Ellisor, of Huntsville, Texas, dead.