VISTA (CNS) - An Oceanside woman who pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run in the death of an 18-year-old Carlsbad High School senior was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.
Lisa Hutchinson hit Steven Kelly with her compact car on El Camino Real, just south of Camino Vida Roble, the night of March 5 and then left the scene. Carlsbad police later determined she wasn't at fault in the accident.
A second car also struck Kelly, but that driver stopped, police said.
Hutchinson, 45, faces up to a year in jail and probation when she is sentenced Thursday.
Kelly, who was attempting to cross the street when first struck, had consumed a hallucinogenic tea made from wild jimson weed the night of the accident, police said. According to toxicology reports, Kelly also had marijuana in his system.
Hutchinson came forward the day after the crash, telling police she noticed damage to her car when she got home that night and tried to return to the scene but couldn't find one. She also said she was prompted to call them when she read about Kelly's death in a newspaper.
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