A Delta-area woman who police said was drunk and had drugs in her system when she caused a crash that killed two women was taken to prison on Monday.

Jacqueline M. Hathaway was sentenced to four years and 10 months to 17 years in state prison.

In May, she pleaded no contest to one count of homicide by vehicle while DUI and pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle, DUI, speeding, careless driving and disregarding a traffic lane.

In exchange for her plea, charges including a second count of homicide by vehicle while DUI were dropped.

Hathaway, 43, of 60 Glenna Drive in Lower Chanceford Township, held back tears until she made eye contact with family members as sheriff's deputies led her from the courtroom.

Killed in the 1:12 a.m. crash on Aug. 28, 2010, were partners Angela Ordway, 31, and Deanna Winemiller, 33, both of First Avenue in Red Lion, state police said.

Families speak: Winemiller's survivors include her two teenage children, according to her older sister, Donna Winemiller, who spoke at Monday's sentencing hearing.

"How do you replace a parent?" she asked presiding Common Pleas Judge John S. Kennedy. "I can't."

Also speaking Monday was Debra Ordway, mother of Angela Ordway.

"My baby was crushed," she said, citing her daughter's numerous injuries, including broken ankles, leg bones, wrists and pelvis, plus internal and other injuries.

"We taught Angie to be responsible for her actions, and it's time for Ms.


Hathaway to be responsible for hers," Debra Ordway told the judge. "A message needs to be sent. ... Ms. Hathaway took two bright shining stars from two families."

The crash: Court documents state Hathaway was driving a Cadillac deVille southbound on Delta Road (Route 74) near Laurel Road in Chanceford Township when she failed to negotiate a "gentle sweeping curve" in the road and went into the northbound lane, then onto the berm.

Hathaway over-steered, causing the Cadillac to spin back into the northbound lane and then re-enter the southbound lane, documents state.

State police said Ordway, who was driving a Toyota Corolla northbound, saw what was happening and steered into the southbound lane to avoid the Cadillac, but the cars crashed, basically head-on.

Police said Hathaway was going between 68 mph to 76 mph when she lost control of the car.

Driver pinned: Winemiller was thrown from the Corolla and Ordway was pinned inside, police said. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

Hathaway's Cadillac flipped over and ended up on its roof, police said; she was flown to York Hospital by medical helicopter for her injuries.

At the hospital, Hathaway admitted to having a couple of mixed drinks after her shift ended at a local restaurant and bar, court documents state.

Hathaway's blood-alcohol level was 0.156 percent, documents state. In Pennsylvania, an adult is driving drunk at 0.08 percent.

Tests also found marijuana and amphetamines in Hathaway's system, according to court documents.

-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at levans@yorkdispatch.com.