Murder charges filed against woman accused of causing triple fatal crash
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A woman police say killed three people in a wrong-way crash in Lexington is now facing murder charges.
The Lexington Police Department announced Thursday that charges against 42-year-old Tammy Rodriguez were upgraded.
According to police, Rodriguez was fleeing from Winchester Police on September 4 when she did a U-turn on the I64/I75 split in Fayette County and began driving the wrong way. Her truck hit a Chevy Sonic head-on, then spun around and hit a Jeep, according to police.
Rodriguez’ sister, Debbie Bevins, was a passenger in the truck. She died in the crash.
Two people in the Chevy Sonic, 26-year-old Taylor Denise Blevins and 20-year-old Caitlyn Danielle Bailey, both of Georgetown, were also killed. The two were sisters.
Rodriguez was originally charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license. She is now charged with three counts of murder, assault and wanton endangerment.
According to Kentucky State Police, since 2003, Rodriguez has been charged with driving under the influence five times.
They say of those five, she was convicted of three.