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Woman receives 18+ years for deadly car crash

April 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Los Angeles woman has been sentenced to more than 18 years in state prison for causing a deadly high-speed crash that killed a 19-year-old Gardena mother and critically injured another person. Glenda Evette Jamerson, 40, pleaded no contest on March 15 to one count each of involuntary manslaughter, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of driving under the influence of drugs.

On March 8, 2008, Jamerson crashed her Nissan Maxima into a Ford Focus at the intersection of Rosecrans and Normandie in Gardena. The crash killed Kierra Bolton, 19, of Los Angeles. Bolton, the mother of a young child, died at the scene.

A man riding with Bolton was left paralyzed and put on a ventilator. Bolton's car then hit a Mitsubishi Endeavor, injuring three people in that vehicle. Authorities say the three victims in the Endeavor did not suffer serious injuries.

City News Service contributed to this story.