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West Boca woman gets 20 years in prison for vehicular homicide

A suburban Boca Raton woman was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for vehicular homicide in the deaths of an elderly neighbor and his daughter, authorities said.

A jury convicted Angela Stracar, 26, in December for the fatal crash that killed Odette Kane, 51, and Robert Kane, 79, the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office said.

The crash happened in May 2010 at the entrance to the Boca Isles South development at Cain Boulevard and Point Royal Drive, west of Boca Raton.

The Kane's were returning home from picking up takeout for dinner when Stracar's SUV smashed into their Cadillac. The Kanes and Stracar lived on the same street in the development.

Stracar lost control of her GMC SUV while traveling north on Cain Boulevard. She veered left onto the west shoulder of the road, crashed through the "Boca Isles South" sign, and the SUV went airborne.

Investigators later found painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs, alcohol and THC in Stracar's blood-test results, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

The Kanes were pulling into the development when the SUV landed on their Cadillac, tearing off the roof, investigators said. Stracar was not seriously injured in the crash, officials said. The Kanes died at the scene.

By Alexia Campbell, Sun Sentinel

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