Woman Charged In Fatal Wrong-Way DUI Crash Pleads Guilty To Riot Charge, Faces Up To One Year, $100K Fine

Law & Crime reports:

The Missouri woman accused in a fatal drunk driving crash has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for entering the Capitol building on Jan. 6. Emily Hernandez, 22, was seen in pictures and on video grinning widely while holding a fragment of a sign appearing to identify the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) on Jan. 6. Hernandez faces a maximum one year in prison and $100,000 fine for her guilty plea in her Jan. 6 case.

According to Missouri Highway Patrol, Hernandez was driving west in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 just after 7:00 p.m. when she crashed into a car heading east. Victoria Wilson, 32, was a passenger in the car; her husband, Ryan Wilson, 36, was driving. Victoria was killed; Ryan was seriously injured and taken to a hospital. Hernandez was also seriously injured and taken to a hospital, the report says.

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Hernandez faces two felony charges in Missouri, including DUI vehicular manslaughter. She is presently free on bond in that case.

A GoFundMe for the funeral expenses of the woman she killed and for the victim’s husband’s hospital bills has raised nearly $25,000 at this writing.