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Woman Gets 50 Years in Prison for Wreck that Killed 5

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    A South Texas woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the drunken-driving deaths of five people last year.

    The Brownsville Herald reports 33-year-old Margaret Gil of McAllen pleaded guilty Thursday to five counts of intoxication manslaughter. She entered her plea in a Brownsville court as part of a deal with prosecutors.

    Gil was driving near Los Fresnos on June 30 when her vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a car driven by 32-year-old Edward Gomez of McAllen.

    Gomez; his 3-year-old daughter, Kamilla Isabel Gomez; his 13-year-old niece, Julexy Alvares; and his 30-year-old wife, Erika Olaya Davila, were killed. Gil's passenger, 43-year-old Carmella Sanchez, also died.

    It's believed the Gomez family was headed to South Padre Island for a day at the beach.