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Teen gets six years in fatal crash

COUPEVILLE, Wash. – An 18-year-old woman who drove drunk and crashed her car, killing three passengers, has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.

Kaylea Souza crashed her car on Whidbey Island in November, killing Mack Porter, Mick Poynter and Rob Knight, KIRO News reported.

Despite the judge throwing out a plea agreement and sentencing Souza to the maximum allowed, the families of the three killed say the sentence was not enough.

Souza apologized Friday, saying that the three men were her best friends.

Superior Court Judge Vickie Churchill said she’s bound by sentencing limits but not the plea agreement. Churchill threw it out and gave Souza the maximum of 68 months in prison.



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