TALLMADGE, Ohio - A Tallmadge woman is headed to prison for seven years after driving drunk and killing an Akron firefighter's wife.
On Sept. 6, Phyllis Treich, 51, drove onto I-76 west in the eastbound lanes. She drove for close to one mile before hitting a car driven by Karon Briggs.
Briggs' car then hit another vehicle.
Briggs, a 55-year-old mother of three and wife of an Akron firefighter, died in surgery after the crash.
Treich and three people in the vehicle that hit Briggs were not injured. Blood tests revealed Treich was drunk during the time of the accident, with her BAC at .181, more than double the legal limit of .08.
Treich earlier pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, OVI and other charges.
The Summit County judge also stripped Treich of her driver's license for life.