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Woman pleads guilty to murder after fatal crash during chase


October 21, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who collided with two vehicles while trying to elude police pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree murder.

Mia Collins was accused of causing the crash that killed Maria Wood, 70, and her 12-year-old granddaughter, Rosemary McElroy, in downtown Wichita in May 2019.

The crash injured Jenny Wood, a well-known Wichita musician, and a 65-year-old man in another vehicle. Collins and a passenger in her car were also injured.

Prosecutors said Collins was fleeing from police in a stolen SUV when the collision occurred.

She also pleaded guilty to thr...

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