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Woman convicted in deadly 2016 crash near Pozo receives maximum sentence

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 19:05:40-04

A woman convicted of being drunk and causing a deadly crash near Pozo in 2016 was sentenced Monday to four years in jail.

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge handed down the sentence to Jessica Lea Allred, 25, who was found guilty July 5 of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol. 

The crash happened on April 30, 2016, on Highway 58 near Pozo. Allred had reportedly just left a country music concert known as the Pozo Stampede. At about 6 p.m., she crashed into a car driven by Denise Lyn Fox, 56 of Santa Margarita. Fox died at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol determined that Allred had a blood alcohol content of .17%, more than twice the legal limit to drive.

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office says Fox’s daughter spoke on behalf of her family at Monday’s sentencing. 

Allred also spoke and reportedly said she is haunted by the crash. 

The sentence was the maximum she could receive for the crime she was convicted of, according to the DA’s Office.

Allred was taken into custody and booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail July 5, the same day the jury returned with the guilty verdict in her case.