Driver in crash that killed 5 teens released from prison

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AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman convicted in a 2007 crash that killed five teenagers has been released from prison after nearly 12 years.

A spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Corrections says that 37-year-old Sandra Valdez of Aurora was released from prison and placed in a work-release program on July 27 at the Fox Valley Transition Center.

Vasquez was convicted of aggravated drunken driving and reckless homicide after she slammed into a utility pole while driving several teens home from a party.