LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Faith Turner was given a 32 year sentence on Thursday for a deadly wrong-way crash in 2021 that killed two adults and injured two children.
Court documents show Faith Turner said she was driving under the influence and sped down the wrong way on I-64.
That's when she hit an SUV head-on driven by Allen Hinkle. His wife, Rachelle Hinkle, died in the crash and he later died at the hospital.
Two young children were also taken to the hospital.
According to the arrest citation, Turner admitted to drinking alcohol at a wedding reception before the crash.
She faces two counts of manslaughter, two counts of wanton endangerment, two counts of criminal mischief, and driving under the influence.
The 32 year sentence is broken down to 12 years at 85 percent parole eligibility for her manslaughter convictions, and 20 years at 20 percent for other charges.
The judge read through several victim impact statements, as well as letters sent in on behalf of Turner.
The judge also admitted it was hard to say comforting words since this was a devastating circumstance that has lifelong impacts for both families.
The assistant commonwealth attorney representing the family explained why they came up with that deal.
"They've shown a lot of grace as the judge said and they expressed that they really wanted her to have the opportunity for rehabilitation and that's why we kind of crafted the bill in the way that we did," Andrew Daley, assistant Commonwealth attorney, said.
Turner was taken into custody on Thursday. The judge says she will also be given credit for the time she has been in custody.
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