VISTA (CNS) - A motorist who fled the scene after fatally striking a 25-year-old mother of three walking along state Route 76 last summer was sentenced Thursday a year in jail.
Rickey Lester Burns, 70, pleaded guilty last month to a charge of hit-and-run in the death of Candice Marie Nelson.
Nelson was struck about 4 a.m. Aug. 22 as she walked on the north shoulder of state Route 76 in unincorporated San Diego County near South Grade Road, near Palomar Mountain.
Burns, the driver of a 2002 Ford Taurus, swerved but failed to avoid her, then sped off, according to the CHP. He abandoned the car nearby and fled with his two passengers in the area of Valley Center Road.
The Escondido resident was arrested the same day, and his passengers were released.
The victim was the sister of Deanna Fridley, who is awaiting a retrial on murder charges stemming from a 2007 crash that killed two couples on the same road near Pala.
A San Diego family is continuing their fight for justice for their son after his accused killer, a twice deported undocumented immigrant, fled to Mexico.
Amid an uptick of shootings across San Diego, on Thursday, community came together to discuss ways to stop gun violence in San Diego neighborhoods.
Crews dousing the smoldering remnants of a roughly 60-acre wildfire near Pala Casino had the burn area 100 percent contained Thursday night.
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Beginning Thursday through July 4, 2018, U.S. veterans and up to three guests may enjoy free admission to SeaWorld San Diego as well as other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties across the country. This new offer joins the ongoing Waves of Honor program that offers complimentary admission to any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman once per year, for the military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
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