Woman gets 13 years in fatal wrong-way OR crash

The crash on I-5 killed two people

One person died and two more hurt when a wrong-way driver slammed into this car along I-5 near Woodburn. Audrey Bliven, 49, was arrested and faces multiple charges, Nov. 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
One person died and two more hurt when a wrong-way driver slammed into this car along I-5 near Woodburn. Audrey Bliven, 49, was arrested and faces multiple charges, Nov. 25, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Marion County prosecutors in Salem, Oregon, say a 49-year-old woman has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a fatal wrong-way crash last November on Interstate 5.

One woman was killed in the crash and a man and 7-year-old child were injured. The district attorney’s office says the three had been traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday when their vehicle was hit on Nov. 25.

Audrey Bliven, 49, in an undated photo provided by the Oregon State Police on Nov. 25, 2014
Audrey Bliven, 49, in an undated photo provided by the Oregon State Police on Nov. 25, 2014

On Friday, Audrey Blivens pleaded guilty and was sentenced for manslaughter, two counts of assault and DUI.

An Oregon State Police investigation found that Blivens crashed head-on into a vehicle driven by Juan Ledesma and occupied by Deana Deleon and a 7-year old passenger. Deana Deleon died.

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