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Driver in fatal hit-and-run involving elderly pedestrian sentenced

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Alhambra , CA United States

The driver who hit Kwai-Ling Hong, an 80-year-old pedestrian, and dragged him beneath her car for almost a half-mile, was sentenced on Thursday to one year in jail and five years probation.

Kwai-Ling Hong had lived in Alhambra for over three decades, when he tried to cross the street in Monterey Park at a crosswalk early last year. The driver was Cecilia Morales DeToledo, who kept driving after hitting Hong, not stopping until she reached her house a half-mile away.

In February, DeToledo pleaded no contest to felony hit and run and felony vehicular manslaughter. She was sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation.

An NBC 4 report shows DeToledo crying during her sentencing, apologizing to Hong’s family, but also asking why she has to listen to their testimony during the sentencing.

George Hong, the victim’s son, says that Morales’s sentence doesn’t reflect the severity of the crime she committed, and that she had showed no remorse or respect for the law after the incident, with witnesses saying that they had seen her driving after the incident. “She didn’t deserve the lenient sentence granted by Judge Villalobos,” he wrote in an email to the Alhambra Source.

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