Jul 31, 2014 6:19 AM by Chelsea DeCesare

Woman involved in fatal crash pleads guilty

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A 20-year-old woman accused of causing a crash near Fruita that killed her cousin has pleaded guilty.

Alexis Perez struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide while driving recklessly. As part of the deal, which calls for an unspecified period of probation, prosecutors agreed to dismiss the most serious charge in the case - vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Authorities say Perez failed roadside sobriety tests after she lost control of her Jeep and crashed in the desert April 5. Her cousin, 18-year-old Lydia Perez, was killed in the crash.

In an unrelated case, Alexis Perez agreed to serve 90 days in jail for driving without a valid license after she was arrested in April.


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