Update: Woman charged with murder in I-75 crash appears in court

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Update, Friday
A woman accused of killing her sister, who is from Pikeville, and two others in a deadly DUI police chase appeared in court Friday.

Tammy Rodriguez is now in jail where she faces charges related to a crash that killed three people in Lexington. (Photo: WKYT/Fayette County Detention Center)

Police said Tammy Rodriguez led police on a chase from Winchester into Lexington. During the chase, she went the wrong way on I-75 and hit two other vehicles.

Rodriguez is now charged with three counts of murder, wanton endangerment and assault. Sister station WKYT was at her court appearance Friday morning.

Court records reveal this is her fifth DUI. She is no longer in a wheelchair from her own injuries in the crash, but she still has a cast on her arm. She also faces charges out of Winchester.

Original Story, Thursday
A woman is facing three murder charges after police said she drove under the influence and killed three people.

Sister station WKYT reports Tammy Rodriguez, 42, of Louisville is charged with three counts of murder, first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

Winchester Police and Clark County Sheriff's deputies chased Rodriguez into Fayette County. Police believe she was driving the wrong way on I-75 when she hit two other vehicles.

Her sister, Debbie Bevins, 35, of Pikeville was in the truck with Rodriguez, along with another passenger. Bevins was killed in the crash.

Two people in one of the cars police said Rodriguez hit were killed as well; Taylor Denise Blevins, 26, of Georgetown and Caitlyn Danielle Bailey, 20, of Georgetown.

Rodriguez was originally facing a DUI charge. She is in the Fayette County Detention Center on a $1.565 million bond.

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