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Woman sentenced to 20 years in fatal DUI crash

TUCSON – The woman who was convicted for 21 charges in a 2017 fatal DUI crash was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday afternoon.

On July 27, 2017, 32-year-old Erin Elizabeth Eman was taken into custody after she reportedly was involved in a crash at the intersection of Pantano and Stella roads. Tucson Police Department said 21-year-old Hannah Parkhurst was transported with life-threatening injuries in connection to the incident, and later succumbed to those injuries Aug. 9.

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At the time of the arrest, TPD said Eman showed signs and symptoms of impairment. She was found guilty on May 20 for the 21 charges including second-degree murder, aggravated DUI, aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument, aggravated assault with a serious physical injury, felony criminal damage, possession of narcotic drugs, leaving the scene of an accident and felony endangerment.

According to court officials, Eman will serve a total time of 20 years in prison for all the counts charged against her. Authorities say she will be credited 680 days as her time served.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.

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