Police: Woman with drunken-driving past kills 3 in Lexington crash

Driver's sister among victims
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Posted at 6:07 AM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 06:07:16-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a woman with a history of drunken driving convictions caused a fiery three-vehicle crash that killed three people.

News outlets report 42-year-old Tammy Marie Bevins Rodriguez was arrested Wednesday and charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license. Police in Fayette and Clark counties say additional charges are pending.

Winchester police Capt. James Hall says Rodriguez led authorities on a high-speed chase in her pickup truck before crashing head-on into a Chevrolet Sonic and hitting a Jeep, causing it to rollover.

Hall says Rodrgiuez's sister, Debbie Lynn Bevins, died at the scene, as did the occupants of the Chevrolet, Taylor Blevins and Caitlyn Bailey.

Hall says Rodriguez, her other passenger and the driver of the Jeep sustained non-life threatening injures.