A woman extradited from Australia to face charges stemming from a deadly crash was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter.
Andrea Dorothy Chan, 35, was charged in September 2017 in connection with the Jan. 30, 2017, crash that killed Agustin Rodriguez Jr.
Chan was driving a white Lexus sedan that struck Rodriguez while he was bicycling in the area of Calmada Avenue and Flomar Drive in Whittier, according to Laura Eimiller of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
Rodriguez was dragged “under the car for a long distance,” Eimiller said.
The 46-year-old man died at the scene of multiple blunt force injuries, according to the coroner’s office.
Chan allegedly had her vehicle repaired and stored in Idaho before leaving the country, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Authorities found the Lexus in a residential garage in that state, according to Eimiller, who added that additional information was found in Nevada.
The woman was living in Hong Kong when the FBI obtained an international arrest warrant, and the agency later determined that she had moved to Australia, according to the FBI.
Chan — also known as also known as Andrea Dorothy Reyes and Andrea Dorothy Reyes Chan — was arrested in Adelaide, Australia, in April 2018.
Chan was brought back to the United States by the U.S. Marshals Service late last October after a lengthy extradition process.
Chan was initially charged with one count each of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run driving resulting in death or serious injury to another person, as well as a misdemeanor count of destroying or concealing evidence.
Along with her plea to the vehicular manslaughter charge, Chan admitted an allegation of causing great bodily injury, according to Ricardo Santiago of the District Attorney’s Office.
Chan has remained behind bars since being brought back to Southern California, jail records show.