Sand Springs Driver Charged In Deaths Of Two Bicyclists


Wednesday, June 17th 2009, 3:20 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- A Sand Springs woman has been charged in connection with a deadly crash last week on state Highway 51 in Sand Springs.

Tausha Borland, 38, was charged on Tuesday in Tulsa County District Court with two counts of first-degree manslaughter, one count of DUI and one count of leaving the scene of a fatality accident.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Borland swerved her SUV onto the shoulder and hit three bicyclists from behind on June 9th.

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The impact killed two of the bicyclists, 33-year-old Krista Voss of Owasso and 34-year-old Matthew Edmonds of Tulsa.

A third bicyclist was treated and released from a Tulsa hospital. 

Troopers say a witness finally forced Borland to stop her vehicle, several hundred yards from the crash scene. 

Borland is free on a $100,000 bond.

Tulsa County District Court records show Borland pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in 2007.

She received a 6-month suspended sentence.