TAMPA - A Tampa man was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 15 years of probation for a 2009 hit-and-run crash that killed a University of Tampa student and badly injured another student.
Before a judge handed down the sentence Tuesday morning, 28-year-old Andres Trujillo heard from his victim. Cree Riley asked Turjillo how he could have left her "bleeding on the road."
Under a plea deal reached with prosecutors in December, Trujillo will permanently lose his driver's license and must serve 100 hours of community service.
Trujillo admitted he was driving a car that veered onto a sidewalk and hit then-19-year-old Riley and 20-year-old Erik V. Nicoletti. Investigators found a car with a damaged front end abandoned in a ditch. They traced it to Trujillo.
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