A 26-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday to a wrong-way drunken driving crash on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Anaheim that killed her passenger and seriously injured a husband and wife.
Keiunche Thompsonporter, who is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 31, pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit of .08% or more causing injury, all felonies. Sentencing enhancements were included for the infliction of great bodily injury on the two surviving victims.
Thompsonporter accepted a plea bargain from Orange County Superior Court Judge Roger Robbins and is expected to be sentenced to four years in prison, according to Kimberly Edds, a spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Thompsonporter killed 25-year-old Carolina Agredano, a woman riding in the 2017 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle she struck was occupied by a married couple, who were seriously injured, Edds said.
Thompsonporter’s blood-alcohol level was .23 — nearly three times the legal limit — at the time of the Jan. 20 predawn crash, according to the criminal complaint.
She had been eastbound on the westbound side of the freeway west of Cole Canyon when she slammed into a 2015 Kia Soul about 3 a.m., said CHP Officer Paul Fox.
Agredano died six days after the crash, prompting prosecutors to upgrade charges against the defendant.
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