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Woman pleads in 2009 crash that killed teen

September 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Huntington Park woman pleaded no contest on Wednesday to charges stemming from a 2009 hit-and-run death of a teenage girl.Appearing in a Los Angeles courtroom, Carol Eleana Vega, 29, pleaded no contest to one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident and one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter, prosecutors said.

In September 2009, 19-year-old Guadalupe Colemenares and two others were walking on a marked crosswalk at Sixth and Lorena streets in Los Angeles when Vega crashed into them.

Colemenares was pronounced dead at the scene and a second woman suffered serious injuries, according to the district attorney's office. The third pedestrian was not seriously injured.

Prosecutors said that Vega fled the scene immediately after striking the three pedestrians. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Drew Edwards ordered Vega to appear for sentencing on Nov. 2.

She faces a maximum sentence of five years in state prison.


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