LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) -- UPDATE 9/20/19 @ 2 p.m.
A woman faces three murder charges after police said she drove under the influence and killed three people.
Sister station WKYT reports Tammy Rodriguez, 42, of Louisville, is charged with three counts of murder, first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.
Winchester Police and Clark County Sheriff's deputies chased Rodriguez into Fayette County. Police believe she was driving the wrong way on I-75 when she hit two other vehicles.
Her sister, Debbie Bevins, 35, of Pikeville was in the truck with Rodriguez, along with another passenger. Bevins was killed in the crash.
Two people in one of the cars that police said Rodriguez hit were killed, as well: Taylor Denise Blevins, 26, and Caitlyn Danielle Bailey, 20, both of Georgetown.
Rodriguez was originally facing a DUI charge. She is in the Fayette County Detention Center on a $1.565 million bond.
ORIGINAL STORY 9/5/19
A late-night crash on I-75 Wednesday killed three people, investigators said.
Our sister station WKYT reports the crash happened in the northbound lanes near the southern split in Lexington.
The coroner identified the three victims as Debbie Lynn Bevins, 35, of Pikeville; Taylor Denise Blevins, 26, of Georgetown; and Caitlyn Danielle Bailey, 20, also of Georgetown, according to another sister station, WYMT.
Investigators said Tammy Rodriguez, 42, was being chased by Winchester Police. They said she merged onto I-75 before trying to make an abrupt u-turn, causing her to hit another vehicle head-on before hitting a third vehicle.
WKYT reports Bevins was a passenger in Rodriguez's pickup truck. Another passenger in the pickup was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Blevins and Bailey were in the vehicle hit head-on.
Rodriquez was charged with DUI and driving without a license. Other charges may be added later.
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