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Drug counselor charged in fatal crash in California

TORRANCE, Calif. — A substance abuse counselor was charged with murder and drunken-driving Tuesday after authorities said she struck a pedestrian and drove for more than 2 miles with the dying victim embedded in the windshield of her car.

Sherri Wilkins, 51, was also charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, the district attorney’s office said in a statement.

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