The life of the driver, her family, and the family of the victim- all ruined in a few seconds. So tragic. Accidents happen all the time, due to overt carelessness, or the more casual type of carelessness that most of us are prone to often. Or just happenstance. Add drugs or alcohol, or sleep-deprivation to the mix, and the odds spiral. Then there are texting, distractions of all kinds, stress, road-rage, and random obstacles, weather, medical conditions...its a wonder we leave the house in the morning. Enough to make one wish for Scotty's teleporter.
While I sympathize with the driver's remorse and the huge punishment bearing down on her for something she never meant to do, I am sure the victim's family feels differently. Even if they themselves have been guilty of such lapses which could have ended badly, but fortunately did not due to a luckier roll of the dice.