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Woman pleads guilty to fatal crash, gets 20 years in jail

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Christina Hudson (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Christina Hudson (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
Scene of the fatal three-car collision near Isom St. and Boundary Dr. in Spartanburg. (Jan. 30, 2012/FOX Carolina) Scene of the fatal three-car collision near Isom St. and Boundary Dr. in Spartanburg. (Jan. 30, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Spartanburg woman pleaded guilty to driving drunk, crashing her car and killing a woman in court on Friday.

Twenty-two-year-old Christina Hudson was arrested in February and pleaded guilty on Friday to felony driving under the influence resulting in death and driving under the influence resulting in great bodily injury.

Troopers said two cars were headed westbound when they collided into each other in the Drayton community near Isom Street and Drayton Avenue on Jan. 30. They said one of the cars crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and was hit by a third car.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said 67-year-old Shirley Sayre was pronounced dead at the scene after the three-vehicle crash.

Following Hudson's arrest, she was denied bond. Troopers said they found two bottles of vodka in her car at the scene of the crash.

The attorney for Sayre's husband, who survived the crash, told the judge during her bond hearing, that Hudson was traveling at more than 70 mph in the 35-mph zone.

Hudson was sentenced to 20 years and 15 years for each charge and will serve the sentences concurrently. She must serve 85 percent of the sentence before she is eligible for parole.

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