Candace Blanks pleads guilty in fatal crash on I-95 in Darien

Candace Blanks pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. (4/17/14)

STAMFORD - A Stamford woman has entered a guilty plea in connection with a 2010 crash that killed two people on I-95 in Darien.

Candace Blanks pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

In exchange for her plea, two felony charges were dropped.

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Felipe Chagas, 19, and Lucas Silva, 22, were killed when they were hit by Blanks when they were changing a tire on the side of the highway. Blanks kept going for almost a half-mile before stopping, where she was then questioned by police.

The families of the victims are unhappy with the results of the case, saying police botched the investigation and that they wish Blanks had been forced to go to trial.

Blanks is expected to get six months in prison when she is sentenced in September.

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