A woman who pleaded guilty to killing a Santa Monica teenager in a crash on the 60 Freeway was sentenced Friday to 19 years in prison.
Tina Marie Silva, 29, of Hacienda Heights, pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
El Monte Superior Court Judge Steven Sanora also ordered Silva to pay restitution to the victim's family. The amount will be determined at a May hearing.
Silva struck the 13-year-old boy, Maximillion Petrakos, around 12:40 a.m. June 3 in the Hacienda Heights area as he stood with his mother, Mary Hively, near their disabled car, which was parked on the shoulder of the westbound 60 Freeway.
Hively, 42, suffered major injuries, including fractured pelvis, spine and ribs. Her other son, then 10-years-old, was sleeping inside in the car and sustained injuries, including a fractured cheekbone.
Authorities said Silva was on her way home from a graduation party. After hitting the parked car and the victims, Deputy District Attorney Casey Jarvis said Silva backed up and drove away.
Petrakos was a seventh grader at Lincoln Middle School.