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Va. driver's blood alcohol above legal limit at time of wreck that killed her and 3 children


VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — Police say a driver's blood alcohol limit was more than twice the legal limit when her car collided with a pickup, killing her and three children.

The accident occurred in April in Virginia Beach.

The Virginian-Pilot ( ) reports that Virginia Beach police released information this week showing 38-year-old Marlo Teofila Bayot's blood alcohol limit was 0.18 at the time of the accident. Virginia's limit is 0.08 percent.

Police say Bayot was driving a car carrying six passengers when she ran off the road and overcorrected. The car crossed the road and hit a pickup truck.

Bayot was killed, along with 14-year-old Cheyenne Gurney-Proctor and her sister, 10-year-old Cherish Gurney-Proctor, and 13-year-old Gabriel Jahsuhm Kalani Proctor. Three other people in the car were injured. The pickup's driver suffered minor injuries.

Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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