HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to up to 40 years in prison in a drunken driving accident that killed two of her young children and injured a third.
Media outlets report Siera Lenise Burgess was sentenced Tuesday in Cabell County Circuit Court. She received three to 15 years for each of two counts of DUI causing death and one to 10 years for one count of child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury. The sentences will run consecutively.
Police say the 26-year-old Branchland resident was driving an eastbound car that crossed an Interstate 64 median and collided with a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer in Milton last March. Investigators found beer cans in her vehicle.
Two of her children, 1-year-old Sarah Cooper and 3-year-old Skylor Cooper, were killed, and her 7-year-old daughter was injured.