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Convicted drunk driver sentenced in crash that killed 5 children

Posted at 9:34 AM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 09:41:29-04

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WMAR) — A Maryland woman convicted of killing five children and an adult passenger in a drunk driving crash has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The Washington Post reports 33-year-old Dominique Taylor faced up to 30 years, but was handed a prison term about a dozen years lighter Friday.

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Police and prosecutors have said she was driving above the legal limit of alcohol when she left a house party after 4 a.m. in February 2019.

She reportedly lost control of her SUV and swerved into trees, tossing the five unrestrained kids into a snowy field. The children included her two kids and three other relatives.