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A Jackson Heights woman was ordered to serve up to 22 years in prison for causing a July 2015 car crash in Bayside that killed a mother and her two daughters, and seriously injured the mother’s parents.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced the sentence of Deborah Burns, 48, who last month was found guilty of three counts of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of second-degree assault.

Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise sentenced Burns June 15 to 5 to 15 years for the manslaughter charges and seven years for the assault charges, with the sentences running consecutively.

According to trial records, on July 1, 2015, Burns was speeding as she drove a 2006 Ford Explorer northbound on 210th Street near the rear of Middle School 74 when she crossed the double yellow line, veering into oncoming traffic and striking a 2005 Toyota Camry.

The Camry proceeded to spin out of control and slammed into a tree, causing fatal injuries to three passengers in the back seat: Susanna Ha, 42, and her two daughters, Angelica Ung, 10, and Michelle Ung, 8. Susanna and Angelica died within hours of the crash, while Michelle died three days later.

Susanna’s elderly parents, Young Ju Ha, who was driving the Camry, and Chung Ock Ha, who was in the front passenger seat, were both severely injured.

Prosecutors said Burns had originally told police she was looking for a parking spot after just dropping her children off at a basketball game.

She stated her speed was only 40 miles per hour, and blamed the other driver for crossing the double yellow line, saying she swerved and hit the rear of the Camry as a result.

However, her car’s data recorder revealed she was going an excess of 60 miles per hour, and video surveillance of the scene showed that Burns was the one driving too fast and veering into the opposite traffic lane.

Being in a school zone, the posted speed limit for the area is 15 miles per hour.

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