Maryland woman going to prison for deadly Martinsburg crash

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Frederick, Md. woman found guilty on charges stemming from a fatal crash in Berkeley County will spend the next nine to 45 years behind bars.

Clairesse Felipe, 34, was sentenced Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court.

In March, a jury convicted Felipe on two counts of driving under the influence resulting in the deaths of two Hagerstown women, Ashley Jenkins and Ashley Long, DUI resulting in serious bodily injury and felony leaving the scene of accident resulting in death.

Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes Delligetti told MetroNews affiliate WEPM Radio News her office was pleased with the outcome.

“That is very close to what we recommended and while nothing can bring back the victims we’re glad that justice has been achieved in protecting the community in the future,” Wilkes Delligetti said. “She’d been arrested for driving under the influence both prior to and after this event.”

During her trial Felipe denied that she was driving the vehicle in July 2015 when it crashed in the early-morning hours along Winchester Avenue.

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