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Colorado woman gets 16 years for crash that killed 2 kids

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Posted at 11:45 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 13:45:52-04

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — A 46-year-old Colorado woman who pleaded guilty to a DUI crash that killed two of her four children is set to spend 16 years in prison.

Jenny Figaszewski of Arvada was sentenced on Monday in Eagle.

She pleaded guilty in February to vehicular homicide-DUI and child abuse resulting in death for the July 11, 2016, crash near Wolcott.

Prosecutors say she was driving from California and admitted to taking methamphetamine in Nevada. The car went off of Interstate 70 and started rolling before it returned to the roadway, skidded sideways and hit a fence. It flipped twice, injuring her and killing two of her daughters, ages 14 and 9.

Two other children, ages 7 and 5, were seriously injured.