A woman who drove drunk and caused a head-on collision on state Route 76 near Pala, killing her back-seat passenger, pleaded guilty Friday to four charges, including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury.
Mirella Trevino, 42, will be sentenced to 15 years and four months in state prison at a hearing Oct. 5.
Trevino, of Oceanside, was arrested after the 6 a.m. accident last Dec. 14.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Trevino was driving east on the highway in a Chrysler Sebring when she skidded into a curve and ended up in the westbound lanes, where her car collided with a Mazda Protege driven by a 21-year-old woman from Valley Center.
A back-seat passenger in Trevino’s car, 50-year-old Margarita Rodriguez of Vista, died at the scene.
Trevino and her front-seat passenger suffered major injuries, as did the driver of the Mazda, according to the CHP.
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