A Circuit judge withdrew a one-year jail term imposed on Marine Lance Cpl. Eric Wycklendt in the fatal 2008 collision in Hauula between a minivan and a troop transport vehicle driven by the then-19-year-old infantryman.
Yesterday, Circuit Judge Michael Wilson granted Wycklendt a deferral of his plea and the opportunity to erase the charge from his record. However, he will have to spend 30 days in jail.
Wycklendt pleaded no contest to third-degree negligent homicide.
When he imposed the original sentence in January, Wilson said he would reconsider the term if Marine Corps officials presented information regarding Wycklendt’s training and regulations for operating military vehicles on public roadways.
Wycklendt’s license has been permanently revoked. When he crashed into 57-year-old Vickie Norman’s minivan, killing her, it was only his third time operating the vehicle.