Woman, 29, Gets 19 Years In Prison For Fatal DUI Hit-And-Run Crash
EL MONTE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 29-year-old woman was sentenced to 19 years in state prison Friday after pleading guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving while intoxicated.
Tina Marie Silva was sentenced by El Monte Superior Court Judge Steven Sanora after four of the victim’s family members made impact statements.
Judge Sanora also ordered Silva to pay restitution, according to Deputy District Attorney Casey Jarvis. The amount will be determined at a hearing scheduled for May 2.
Maximillion Petrakos, 13, was killed and his mother, Mary Hively, then 41, was injured about 12:40 a.m. on June 3, 2012 after Silva struck them.
The boy and his mother were standing outside their disabled car — parked on the shoulder of the westbound 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights. Hively’s other son, then 10, was asleep inside the car.
Hively suffered severe injuries, including fractured pelvis, spine and ribs. The 10-year-old was also injured. He suffered a fractured cheekbone.
The DA said Silva was on her way home from a graduation party. After hitting the victims and their parked car, Silva backed up and drove off.
The defendant was arrested later by California Highway Patrol officers and has remained in custody on $1.2 million bail.