CLEVELAND — The girl who was discovered responsible of hitting and killing a development employee and severely injuring one other whereas driving beneath the affect on Interstate 71 was sentenced to jail Wednesday, in line with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Workplace.
Sabra Tolliver, 33, of Lakewood, was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in jail for hitting and killing 61-year-old Rafael Solis and severely injuring a 25-year-old development employee in October 2019.
On Oct. 9, 2019, a development crew was re-striping the freeway on I-71 south close to the Snow Highway exit in Brook Park when Tolliver drove by means of the development zone, placing Solis and the 25-year-old development employee.
Tolliver dragged Solis beneath her car for greater than 1,200 ft earlier than she got here to a cease, in line with the Prosecutor’s Workplace. She then fled the scene, however one in all Solis’ coworkers who witnessed the incident adopted her in his car to a close-by restaurant and alerted police, who arrested her.
Solis was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
The 25-year-old development employee who was struck suffered damaged bones in his face, leg and shoulder and required staples in his head. He was transported to a close-by hospital after the crash.
Throughout an investigation, authorities found Tolliver’s blood alcohol focus was over twice the authorized restrict.
After beforehand pleading not responsible to her prices, Tolliver later modified her plea to responsible on the next prices:
- One depend of Aggravated Vehicular Murder
- One depend of Aggravated Vehicular Assault
- One depend of Failure To Cease After Accident
- One depend of Driving Whereas Beneath the Affect
On Wednesday, Tolliver was sentenced to jail beneath “The Reagan Tokes Legislation” which “implements an indefinite sentencing system for non-life felonies of the primary and second diploma through which the decide imposes each a minimal time period (from the present sentencing vary) and a most time period (that features an extra 50% of the minimal time period imposed),” in line with the Prosecutor’s Workplace.
Tolliver could have her case reviewed by the Ohio Division of Corrections after she has served 10 years to make the dedication as as to whether or not she needs to be launched.
“This sufferer was engaged on his birthday to supply for his household,” stated Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley in a press launch. “He was tragically killed, and one other sufferer was severely injured, attributable to this particular person’s egocentric actions. Our ideas stay with the victims’ households, pals, and coworkers.”
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