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A hit-and-run driver was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for a collision in La Habra that killed a woman.

Caroline Sujin Kim, 24, of Hacienda Heights pleaded guilty Dec. 29 to gross vehicular manslaughter, evading police and hit-and-run causing death, and also admitted a sentencing enhancement for leaving the scene of a vehicular manslaughter.

Kim was speeding on Whittier Boulevard about 8:50 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2013, when she plowed through a red light at Rigsby Street and slammed into two pedestrians, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Sandra Cellabos, 38, was pronounced dead an hour after the collision. A 43-year-old woman who was crossing the street with Cellabos in a marked crosswalk, sustained minor injuries, prosecutors said.

When police caught up with Kim, she refused to pull over and led police on a chase at speeds exciting 80 mph for several miles. She also drove through multiple red lights during the pursuit and was collared after crashing into a parked car in Hacienda Heights, prosecutors said.

–City News Service

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