California Woman Pleads Guilty To Killing 4 in DUI Crash

January 19, 2012

A woman who killed four people in a drunken crash near a San Diego County casino has pleaded guilty and agreed to spend 18 years in prison.

Twenty-seven-year-old Deanna Fridley entered pleas Tuesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and drunken driving causing injury. She’ll be sentenced under the plea deal next month.

She entered the plea on the day her second trial was to begin. Her first trial two years ago ended in a hung jury.

Fridley admitted that she had been drinking and smoking methamphetamine in December of 2007 before her GMC Yukon Denali crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a car head-on three miles from the Pala Casino.

Fridley and her passenger were hurt and two couples in the other car died.

Topics California

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