Woman sentenced 50 years for fatal 2016 crash


    (Source: Starr County District Attorney's Office)

    A woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for her role in a 2016 crash that killed a mother and daughter in Starr County.

    Lisette Fuentes was sentenced to 50 years in prison Tuesday afternoon, Starr County District Attorney Omar Escobar has confirmed.

    As CBS 4 News previously reported:

    According to DPS, 75-year-old Elena Lopez Cantu and 45-year-old Maria Zulema Garcia were passengers in a Ford Crown Victoria traveling west on Highway 83 when they were struck and killed by a car driven by 30-year-old Lissette Fuentes near San Julian Road on June 12.
    Investigators believe Fuentes was drunk when she drove across the median and struck the car.

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