Woman pleads no contest in hit-and-run

HUNTINGTON PARK - A Huntington Park woman charged with the hit-and-run death of a teenage girl pleaded no contest last week, the District Attorney's office has announced.Carol Eleana Vega, 29, pleaded no contest to one count each of leaving the scene of an accident - a felony - and vehicular manslaughter, a misdemeanor. Vega is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 2. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. On Sept. 25, 2009, Guadalupe Colemenares, 19, and two others were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk on Sixth and Lorena streets in Los Angeles when Vega struck the three pedestrians and fled, prosecutors said. Colemenares died from her injuries. A second victim suffered serious injuries and a third victim sustained only minor injuries.

********** Published: October 7, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 25