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Maine woman pleads guilty in collision that killed 2

March 7, 2019

BATH, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a head-on collision that killed a Woolwich couple in January 2017.

Danielle Ward, of Hope, pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter, operating under the influence, driving to endanger and endangering the welfare of a child.

WABI-TV reports that she could serve up to 10 years in prison under an agreement.

She’s due to be sentenced in May.

The head of the Northern New England Poison Center testified that Ward had opioids, sedatives and other drugs in her system on the night of the crash.

Killed were the occupants of the other vehicle, 70-year-old Robert Martin and his wife, 76-year-old wife, Carolyn. Ward and three of her seven passengers, all children, were injured.