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Marietta woman gets 20 years for crash that killed 2

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Julie Mason appears before a judge in March 2011 for a bond hearing. (File/FOX Carolina) Julie Mason appears before a judge in March 2011 for a bond hearing. (File/FOX Carolina)
Emergency crews at the scene of the deadly March 2011 crash along Pumpkintown Hwy. (File/FOX Carolina) Emergency crews at the scene of the deadly March 2011 crash along Pumpkintown Hwy. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Marietta woman who was charged in connection with a crash that killed a social worker and a girl last year was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday.

The crash happened March 4, 2011. Troopers said a truck driven by Julie Mason crossed the center line on Pumpkintown Highway and hit another car head-on. Three children, in the custody of the Department of Social Services, and a social worker were in the car.

The social worker, 36-year-old Chrystal Harrison, of Seneca, and 10-year-old Raven Stancell, of Pickens, died in the crash. Investigators said the victims were wearing their seatbelts.

Mason was charged with two counts of felony driving under the influence resulting in death and two counts of felony driving under the influence resulting in injury. She was released from jail on $80,000 bond, but failed to appear in court April 26.

Mason was arrested in Ohio on July 2 and brought back to South Carolina to face the charges against her.

On Thursday, Mason pleaded guilty to charges related to the crash. In addition to the 20-year prison sentence, she was ordered to serve five years of probation once she is released.

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