Guilty Plea in Hit-and-Run Crash That Left Victim in Coma
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A driver accused in a hit-and-run crash in St. Paul that put a woman in a coma has pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
Thirty-year-old Danielle Dennay Sivels entered the plea to one count of criminal vehicular operation of a vehicle. Two other charges were dropped. Authorities say the 30-year-old driver left the scene after crashing into Sophia Bouwens' vehicle in March 2015. Bouwens suffered a skull fracture, broken jaw, fractured leg, brain injuries and was left in a temporary coma.
Sivels faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing is Aug. 5.