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NC woman gets 15 years for double fatal Spartanburg crash

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Candace Beheler appears before a judge, where she waived her right to a bond hearing. (May 24, 2012/FOX Carolina) Candace Beheler appears before a judge, where she waived her right to a bond hearing. (May 24, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A North Carolina woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday after admitting to fleeing the scene after a double-fatal crash in May.

Jeremy Phillips, 25, and Danielle Hazelrigg, 26, both of Chesnee, were killed in the May 20 crash on River Oak Road in Spartanburg.

Investigators said that a van, being driven by 37-year-old Candace Beheler, of Rutherfordton, crossed the center line and hit the couple's motorcycle head-on. They said that Beheler jumped out of her crashed van and fled the scene on foot.

On Monday, Beheler pleaded guilty to two counts of hit-and-run with a death.

In addition to the 15-year prison sentence, Beheler must also serve 35 months in prison for probation violation, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Beheler's prior criminal record includes forgery, possession of drug paraphernalia, grand larceny and driving without a license.

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