Driver in 2019 accident sentenced to prison

NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) – Wednesday was judgement day for an Easton, Massachusetts woman, charged in a deadly crash in New Bedford last year.

James Bennett-Werra, who identifies as female, will serve 14 to 16 years behind bars.

She plead guilty to several charges, including manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

She ran a stop sign on Tallman Street, in March of 2019 barreling into another car.

This resulted in the death of a 68-year-old woman and injuring her passenger.

Bennett-Werra was arrested a few days later after police found her hiding.

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