- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A former Chandler elementary school teacher who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and endangerment in a 2014 crash has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say 31-year-old Erica Flynn was sentenced Friday.

She had been facing a second-degree murder charge before entering into a plea agreement in February.

Flynn was accused of running a red light on Dec. 27, 2014 while driving in Chandler, hitting a vehicle that was making a left turn. Police say 66-year-old Kathleen Mae Searcy was killed in the crash.

Authorities say Flynn was driving more than 75 mph, didn’t apply the brakes and had a blood-alcohol level that was more than three times the legal limit for drivers.



Flynn was a first-year teacher at Frye Elementary School at the time.

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