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Woman accused of East Avenue DUI crash enters plea

A Chico woman accused in a deadly DUI crash has pleaded not guilty to a felony manslaughter.

Posted: Apr 26, 2019 3:41 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2019 4:10 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A Chico woman accused in a deadly DUI crash has pleaded not guilty to a felony manslaughter.

The Butte County District Attorney says Emery May Sweany entered the plea yesterday in court.

She is accused of killing Virgil Santos in a crash on East Avenue on April 13.

Police say Sweany ran a red light while intoxicated.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 9.

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