Man who killed elderly woman in hit-and-run sentenced

DOWNEY - A 38-year-old man was sentenced this week to nine years in prison for the hit-and-run death of an elderly Montebello woman three years ago.Jurors convicted David Louis Loera on Aug. 8 of one count each for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and leaving the scene of an accident. Loera struck 84-year-old Norma Lambo-Plasencia with his pickup truck on Oct. 5, 2009, as the elderly woman was walking her dog. Loera then fled. The collision occured near the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Alfred Place in Montebello. Officers with the Montebello Police Department arrested Loera two days later after his vehicle was found at an auto body shop. Deputy district attorney Sheetal Jhala prosecuted the case.

********** Published: October 27, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 28