ECHO PARK — A 27-year-old man was sentenced to four years in state prison in connection with a hit-and-run on Alvarado Street last June that left a teen skateboarder dead and his cousin injured.
Sang Won Jung entered no contest pleas to one count each of felony vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run resulting in death or injury and a misdemeanor false report of a crime, the L.A. County District Attorney announced today. Jung was ordered to surrender on April 15 to begin serving his sentence issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Laura Priver.
Jung was driving northbound on Alvarado on the evening of June 12, 2015 when he struck 15-year-old Christian Donis and his 13-year-old cousin Adam near Montrose Street. Jung fled the scene after the collision. Christian Donis died two days later in a hospital. Adam Donis suffered minor injuries.
On the day after the crash, Jung went to police and said he had loaned his car to someone else who had been in an accident. “Police went to a body shop where Jung’s car was located and he was arrested shortly thereafter,” according to a District Attorney press release.
The Donis cousins had been skateboarding in the playground of the Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy near the crash site. They left to go home a few blocks away when they were hit, according to friends.
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