DENVER (CBS4) – A woman accused of causing a fatal crash while driving drunk has pleaded guilty in connection with the case.
According to Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office, Rebecca Maez, 27, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.
The crash occurred on Aug. 21, 2013 in the HOV lanes north of Park Avenue. The driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured and his passenger, 34-year-old Jennifer Friede, died.
Friede also went by the name “Jenny Kush” and was a leading activist in the cannabis community trying to make her mark in Denver.
“Maez was driving drunk when she drove the wrong direction in the HOV lanes in the early morning hours,” Kimbrough said in a statement.
Maez is scheduled to appear in court on May 23 for sentencing. She faces up to 36 years in prison.
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