Woman Sentenced For DUI Crash That Killed One, Seriously Injured Century Man

May 20, 2021

An Escambia County woman has been sentenced for a fatal DUI crash in January 2020.

Ava Nicole Stoudemire was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Lee Robinson to 15 years in state prison under a plea agreement under which she admitted to DUI manslaughter, DUI causing serious bodily injury, DUI causing injury and driving without a valid driver’s license.

Stoudemire attempted to make a turn onto Marcus Point Boulevard from W Street. Her Toyota van was traveling too fast to negotiate the turn, causing her to lose control and collide with a semi-truck and a box truck.

Stoudemire’s backseat passenger, Tyrone Deonta Wilkins, Jr., passed away as a result of the crash. Her front seat passenger, Gregory Joseph Matthews of Century, was seriously injured. The driver of an oncoming truck was also injured.

Stoudemire’s blood alcohol level was .221, well above the legal level of .08 at the time of the crash.

Stoudemire was also seriously injured in the crash.


10 Responses to “Woman Sentenced For DUI Crash That Killed One, Seriously Injured Century Man”

  1. Rasheed JAckson on May 21st, 2021 1:22 pm

    @ Paul
    I agree with everything you said but you failed to realize it is about the money. Every thing is about the money. She pleads out and saves the state the cost of court. She recieves a lighter sentence, meaning less prison time. Again reducing the cost of keeping her at the big house.
    Never forget it is always about the money!

  2. Mary Mattheiss on May 20th, 2021 11:14 pm

    That neck brace doesn’t make me feel the least bit sorry for this person and neither does the sour look on her face. Her sentence was too light. A young man is dead because of her decision to drive drunk. RIP Tyrone Deonta Wilkins

  3. Justice on May 20th, 2021 6:42 pm

    That woman should have been sentenced to life. Plea bargains should be outlawed. Courts are too lenient on drunk murderers.

  4. Cleo Crane on May 20th, 2021 6:31 pm

    Not long enough. Most vehicular homicides get 20-25 years. Just because she admits it, she gets lower sentence. Not right

  5. Chris J Paul on May 20th, 2021 3:38 pm

    Too low of a sentence.
    Should of been 50 years

  6. gabe on May 20th, 2021 9:25 am

    To Tc: You should have said ¨What a painful justice system we have¨.

  7. retired on May 20th, 2021 8:43 am

    Should have been 150 years

  8. Tc on May 20th, 2021 7:00 am

    What a pitiful justice system we have

  9. paul on May 20th, 2021 6:29 am

    plea agreement under which she admitted to DUI manslaughter, DUI – we’ll give you a lighter sentence if you just admit your drunkenness’ ended up killing someone – some justice…

  10. Taryn J. White on May 20th, 2021 4:59 am

    Such a tragic DUI story all around. Even with strict new state DUI laws for people having to fightDUIcharges in court, too many people still make the bad choice of driving impaired and put the lives of others in danger.

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