Kirkland

Woman who caused fatal Kirkland crash pleads guilty

Woman who caused fatal Kirkland crash pleads guilty
SEATTLE -- The 43-year-old woman who caused a fatal 2012 crash in Kirkland pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving.

Prosecutors say Kelly Ann Hudson was drunk and high on prescription drugs when she caused a crash that killed an 81-year-old woman and injured three others.

Investigators say Hudson drifted into the wrong lane of traffic and slammed her minivan into a car carrying four people.

They say a witness behind Hudson's minvan was on the phone with 911 dispatchers reporting a "possible drunk driver" in the moments prior to the crash, and the witness was still on the line when the crash occurred.

Hudson is facing a sentence range of 102 to 136 months in prison, and prosecutors will recommend 136 months when she's back in court for sentencing on November 22.