By Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer with the District Attorney’s office

A 31-year-old woman was sentenced today to seven years in state prison for a crash in Beverly Hills that killed two of her passengers and injured three others, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Megee said Taisha Warie Welch of Los Angeles pleaded no contest on Feb. 23, to two felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and admitted an allegation of multiple victims.

On April 27, 2018, Welch was driving under the influence when she lost control of the vehicle causing a rollover crash near Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, the prosecutor said. Two of the passengers, Denesha Stewart, 24, and Jenetta Williams, 30, were killed.

Three other passengers were injured in the crash, two of them suffering great bodily injury, the prosecutor added.

Case SA097934 was investigated by the Beverly Hills Police Department.

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