A man was sentenced to four years in state prison Tuesday for a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles.
Ilya Foks, 40, pleaded no contest Aug. 12 to one felony count of hit-and-run driving causing death and one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence in connection with the Jan. 24 crash that left Rosa Lydia Garcia dead, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Foks was driving a 2019 BMW M4 westbound on Sunset Boulevard near Douglas Street and Dodger Stadium when he veered into the eastbound lanes of Sunset and crashed head-on into a 2004 Toyota Corolla, then fled on foot without rendering aid, Los Angeles police said.
Garcia, 61, of Los Angeles, was taken to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.
The BMW had been reported stolen, and investigators were able to identify the suspect because he left his wallet and driver’s license behind, according to police.
Foks was arrested four days later in the North Hills area of the San Fernando Valley, according to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division.
He has remained behind bars since then, jail records show.
Along with the charges stemming from Garcia’s death, Foks was initially charged with two counts each of grand theft auto and burglary, according to court records.