LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say an unlicensed driver has been convicted in the death of a U.S. Postal worker who died after being hit by a car while delivering mail along his route in Los Angeles.
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich announced Thursday that 59-year-old Felipe Soto was convicted on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving with a suspended license.
Soto was sentenced to nearly a year in jail, and is being credited for 37 days served.
Soto was driving a van on Feb. 28 when his vehicle veered to the right and struck Anthony Dunn, a 31-year-old on-duty postal worker, as he stood behind his parked truck. Dunn died the next day.
A restitution hearing has been set for June 21.
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