News: Woman sentenced for Albuquerque crash that killed mother, daughter

Bert Parnall

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – A woman who caused a fatal crash in Northeast Albuquerque four years ago was sentenced to prison last week, according to KRQE.

This is an update to a previous story.

Elexus Groves was sentenced by Judge Brett Loveless to the maximum sentence of 25 and a half years in prison for the collision that occurred Jan. 18, 2017 in the area of Chelwood Park Boulevard and Copper Avenue. Authorities said Groves was driving a stolen van that crashed into a car driven by 39-year-old Shauna Arredondo-Boling of Albuquerque. Arredondo-Boling’s 14-year-old daughter died at the scene while her mother passed away about two weeks later. Arredondo-Boling’s 3-year-old son was injured.

Investigators said Groves was driving nearly 80 miles an hour while fleeing police at the time of the collision. She admitted being under the influence of meth at the time of the crash. Groves was found guilty in August on multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and fleeing from police.

Groves’ then-boyfriend Paul Garcia was a passenger in the vehicle and was sentenced last month to six years behind bars.

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