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Woman accused in DUI that killed 3 appears in court

Posted at 9:16 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 18:15:00-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The woman accused in a deadly crash that killed three people, including her own sister, appeared in Fayette County Court.

Tammy Rodriguez, 42, is charged with three counts of murder for a crash that happened on I-75 last month.

Police say Rodriguez was driving a Ford F-150 truck south in the northbound lanes of I-75 after making a U-turn when she struck two vehicles.

According to police, Rodriguez hit one vehicle head-on, killing 26-year-old Taylor Blevins and her sister, 20-year-old Caitlyn Bailey.

Also killed was Rodriguez's sister Debbie Lynn Bevins, who was a passenger in her truck. Police say Rodriguez was under the influence.

Rodriugez was brought to court in a wheelchair and her arm in a sling. The judge ordered a 30-day continuance to allow Rodriguez to be given a psych evaluation.

She will be back in court on Nov. 5.