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Woman was driving drunk in crash that killed her, 6 kids

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LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — The woman who was driving a van that crashed and burst into flames, killing her and her six children, was drunk, the California Highway Patrol said.

Sandra Annette Mitchell, 34, of Livermore had a blood alcohol level of .32 percent, four times the legal limit, police said Wednesday.

Mitchell and the children, who ranged from age 3 to 15, died from burns. Her husband, Dennis Mitchell, 38, suffered only a hand injury.

Police said Mitchell allowed the van to cross into the oncoming lane. The van went off the road, hit two trees then rolled and burst into flames.