A Louisville woman who killed three people and an unborn child in a crash last year in southern Indiana will spend the next 12 years in prison.Taylor Barefoot learned her fate Monday in Floyd County Circuit Court after her sentencing hearing stretched on for days due to the judge reviewing additional evidence statements and closing arguments.Judge J. Terrence Cody then gave Barefoot a 20-year sentence, 12 of which will be spent in prison and the other eight on probation.Barefoot pleaded guilty in March to charges of causing death while driving drunk and involuntary manslaughter.In the video player above: Sentencing proceedings continue for Taylor BarefootThe crash happened in March 2020 on Interstate 265 in Floyd County. Barefoot crashed into a car head-on while going the wrong way on the interstate.Taylor Cole, 21, and her 4-year-old son were killed in the crash, along with 22-year-old Leah Onstott-Dunn. Cole was pregnant at the time of the crash.According to the arrest warrant, Barefoot’s blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit. Indiana State Police investigators said when the crash occurred in March 2020 that they received numerous calls about the driver of a Kia Sportage traveling northbound on the southbound lanes on I-65 from Lewis and Clark Parkway.Officials said before they could respond, the driver — Barefoot — turned onto I-265, traveling westbound in eastbound lanes, striking a Chevrolet Cavalier head-on, the vehicle the victims were in at the time of the crash.During Barefoot’s sentencing last week, the judge heard from her husband who issued an apology to the families impacted. The judge also heard from Barefoot’s father and those who counseled her about her alcohol addiction. Those who spoke on Barefoot’s behalf talked about how she was a good mother, a hard-working employee, and how she holds guilt, shame, and remorse for her actions on March 7.The Cole and Onstott families said it was still too soon for them to forgive Barefoot.”Right now we’re angry and we’re hurt and we’re not able to accept their apology and we’re not able to forgive,” said Carla McDonough, Taylor Cole’s mother. “She’ll still have her child, she’ll still have her husband even if she’s behind bars, she’ll still get to see them. We won’t.”

A Louisville woman who killed three people and an unborn child in a crash last year in southern Indiana will spend the next 12 years in prison.

Taylor Barefoot learned her fate Monday in Floyd County Circuit Court after her sentencing hearing stretched on for days due to the judge reviewing additional evidence statements and closing arguments.

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Judge J. Terrence Cody then gave Barefoot a 20-year sentence, 12 of which will be spent in prison and the other eight on probation.

Barefoot pleaded guilty in March to charges of causing death while driving drunk and involuntary manslaughter.

In the video player above: Sentencing proceedings continue for Taylor Barefoot

The crash happened in March 2020 on Interstate 265 in Floyd County. Barefoot crashed into a car head-on while going the wrong way on the interstate.

Taylor Cole, 21, and her 4-year-old son were killed in the crash, along with 22-year-old Leah Onstott-Dunn. Cole was pregnant at the time of the crash.

According to the arrest warrant, Barefoot’s blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit. Indiana State Police investigators said when the crash occurred in March 2020 that they received numerous calls about the driver of a Kia Sportage traveling northbound on the southbound lanes on I-65 from Lewis and Clark Parkway.

Officials said before they could respond, the driver — Barefoot — turned onto I-265, traveling westbound in eastbound lanes, striking a Chevrolet Cavalier head-on, the vehicle the victims were in at the time of the crash.

During Barefoot’s sentencing last week, the judge heard from her husband who issued an apology to the families impacted. The judge also heard from Barefoot’s father and those who counseled her about her alcohol addiction. Those who spoke on Barefoot’s behalf talked about how she was a good mother, a hard-working employee, and how she holds guilt, shame, and remorse for her actions on March 7.

The Cole and Onstott families said it was still too soon for them to forgive Barefoot.

“Right now we’re angry and we’re hurt and we’re not able to accept their apology and we’re not able to forgive,” said Carla McDonough, Taylor Cole’s mother. “She’ll still have her child, she’ll still have her husband even if she’s behind bars, she’ll still get to see them. We won’t.”

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