Avoid­ing DUI check­point leads to fa­tal crash B

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

co­eburn, va.» A 36-yearold Vir­ginia woman faces a mur­der charge af­ter au­thor­i­ties say she crashed head-on into an­other car while try­ing to avoid a drunken-driv­ing check­point, killing a Mis­souri mother.

Sa­man­tha Den­nis of Co­eburn, in south­west Vir­ginia, is charged with felony mur­der and felony elud­ing af­ter Fri­day’s crash.

Po­lice say Den­nis was driv­ing an SUV that stopped af­ter com­ing upon a DUI check­point. Po­lice say she made a U-turn and headed west be­fore col­lid­ing with a ve­hi­cle driven by 32-year-old Re­becca Star­ling of St. Charles, Mo. Star­ling’s 2- and 5-year-old daugh­ters suf­fered lesser in­juries.

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