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Woman Gets Six Years in DUI Crash That Killed Teen


Ashley Bryan (booking photo)

SANTA ANA (KTLA) — A 26-year-old woman was sentenced Friday to six years in state prison for a DUI crash that killed a teenager.

Ashley Selina Bryan, of Highland, pleaded guilty in May to one felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated with gross negligence.

Under a plea deal she received several years less than the maximum sentence allowed.

The crash occurred in June 2011 on the 57 Freeway in Orange.

Prosecutors alleged Bryan was driving drunk when she slammed into a disabled Chevrolet Camaro on the right shoulder.

The driver of the Camaro, Logan Vescio, 18, was seated in the passenger seat of his disabled vehicle.

His friend, Cameron Cook, 18, was standing outside the vehicle near a guardrail.

The force of the crash pushed the Camaro into Cook, who was knocked backward over the guardrail.

He fell about 50 feet onto a concrete embankment below the freeway.

Cook was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Bryan had a blood alcohol level of .17 percent, more than twice the legal limit, investigators said.