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Woman sentenced in crash that killed 3 Kansas family members

HOLTON, Kan. (KSNT) - Maria De Jesus Perez-Marquez will spend four years in prison for the deaths of three members of the Ukele family.

Pereze-Marquez was sentenced Friday afternoon by a Jackson County judge.

She will spend four years in prison.  The sentence is 1 year for each count of vehicular homicide. She was also sentenced to 13 months for an aggravated battery charge.

Perez-Marquez pled guilty to three misdemeanor counts of vehicular homicide and 1 felony count of aggravated battery when she struck a car, killing Carmen Ukele, 42, Marlee Ukele, 11, and Stephen Ukele, 62 in November 2017.


KSNT reporter Dan Garrett attended the sentencing and will have a full report from Holton tonight at 6pm.


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