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Woman indicted in triple-fatal I-75 crash

Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 09:31:19-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The woman accused of the deaths of three people in an alleged drunk driving crash has been indicted on multiple charges including murder.

Tammy Rodriguez was indicted Monday on three counts of murder. Authorities said she caused the crash on Sept. 4 while driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes of I-75 in Lexington.

Police told LEX 18 that Rodriguez was being chased by police in Clark County when she made a U-turn onto I-75 at a high rate of speed.

After driving down the interstate the wrong way, police said she crashed into two other 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 said Rodriguez was under the influence.

A grand jury also indicted Rodriguez on charges of first-degree assault, wanton endangerment and driving without a license.

Rodriguez's next arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 19.