A Norfolk woman was charged with driving under the influence after two women in the car with her died and a third was injured in a Sunday morning car crash.
Tahlia C. Ricks, 21, was arrested at the scene and charged with a DUI, police said in a news release Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, which occurred around 1:30 a.m.
Police were called to the 4200 block of Granby Street, near Llewellyn Avenue, for a report of a single-vehicle accident. Police said a sedan was heading south on Granby Street when it hit a pole.
Two Suffolk women — 19-year-old Sateya N. Baker and 25-year-old Jendaya C. Hunter — were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. They later died there.
A third passenger, a 20-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
Ricks was also hurt, but her injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, police said.
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