OAKLAND (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in a drunken driving crash in Oakland that killed her pregnant domestic partner and three other people, including twin 3-year-old boys.

An Alameda County judge issued the sentence against 28-year-old Tiffany Reynolds on Friday. Reynolds pleaded guilty in April to four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the May 25, 2009 crash.

Authorities say Reynolds had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21 percent, nearly three times the legal limit, when she hit a concrete support beam while driving at speeds of up to 90 mph on Interstate 880.

Her domestic partner, 23-year-old Sara Terra, and brother-in-law, 20-year-old David Terra, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Sara Terra’s twin three-year-old sons, Jessie Woodson and Jason Woodson, also died. Reynolds suffered a broken neck and lacerated liver.

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Comments (6)
  1. maynard tipton says:

    any one who kills that many people should be put to death. they will
    never be any good to any one.

  2. David says:

    Respectfully Maynard, you’re wrong. There are many in this world who have been rehabilitated from such depths. Not necessarily this person. One may argue that her sentence is light. I would argue that her sin can never be properly amended.

    But I’ve known people who have done such things, rehabilitated, and been good to many – particularly in helping others to recover from alcoholism and other addictions.

  3. jessie says:

    16 years seems light for 4 deaths. Especially since she was soo irresponsible. I dont know the details of the case, why was she driving? Were there no sober people in the car?

  4. KoBo says:

    Why is it that in most DUI cases, the driver doesn’t get killed while scores of others do? Life is so unfair. We must stop being so lenient to DUI drivers.

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