On March 17, a woman charged in connection to a crash in February 2010 in which three people suffered fatal personal injuries was sentenced to three consecutive active jail terms of 31-47 months, for the three felony charges of death by motor vehicle.


Police said then 20-year-old Amanda Sperduti drove home after drinking and crashed her vehicle, causing the deaths of her three passengers, 18-year-old Whitsett resident Sascha Adela Hoffman, 23-year-old Greensboro resident Scott Wayne Bedwell, and 18-year-old Brown Summit resident Taylor Leigh McCaskill.


At about 11 p.m. on February 13, 2010, Sperduti's car was traveling at a rate of 90 mph before colliding with a tree on Fairgrove Church Road at Highway 150 in Greensboro.


Sperduti was indicted on five misdemeanor charges, including possession of a malt beverage, open container, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She entered an Alford plea in February, meaning she did not admit guilt, but acknowledged that there might be enough evidence to convict her.


The judge handed down the sentence after testimony from family, friends, and investigators. He also ordered that Sperduti undergo a psychological evaluation.
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