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Updated Sep 13, 2013 - 11:36 am

Wrong-way driver in fatal Phoenix wreck gets prison term

PHOENIX — A woman whose driving the wrong way on a Phoenix freeway
resulted in the death of a motorcyclist has been sentenced to 10.5 years in

Judge Teresa Sanders of Maricopa County Superior Court on Friday also sentenced
Carol Ann Sacca to three years of probation.

Sacca had pleaded guilty to manslaughter and endangerment in the 2012 accident
in which her sedan struck the motorcycle head-on, killing Scott Benson of Tempe.

Police said Sacca admitted taking a long-acting dose of morphine earlier that
day and muscle relaxers but that she had prescriptions for them.

Sacca says she accidentally got on the freeway headed in the wrong direction
when she struck the motorcyclist.


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