Woman accused of causing fatal car crash pleads guilty

Update (10/21/16 12:05 p.m.) — Breanna White, the woman accused of causing a fatal car crash on August 15, 2015, pleaded guilty on Friday to 22 charges relating to the crash, according to the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office. She faces at least 10 years behind bars. A date for White’s sentencing hearing has not been set.

Grants Pass, Ore. – Breanna White, 22, made her first court appearance in a Josephine County courtroom on Thursday. She’s facing multiple charges, including manslaughter in the first degree, assault, reckless driving, and DUII, stemming from a fatal car crash on August 15, 2015.

Oregon State Police say White was driving a car on Gunnell road, when it hit a tree, ejecting four of the five passengers in the car. A girl also died as a result of injuries from the crash. Family members of the passenger who died spoke out in court on Thursday, asking that White be denied bail. Josephine County Deputy District Attorney Lisa Turner also requested that White stay in jail.

“If you look at all the charges, involving how many people were injured, and some of the other background information, that the community is safe, safer with Breanna White behind bars,” Turner said.

White was also involved in another car crash just a week prior. Police say three passengers were injured when White struck a fence.

White’s bail has been set at $750,000. She is next expected to be in court on October 15th.

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