Elsa Ontivares was behind the wheel of this sedan that crashed into a Phoenix bus stop and killed a 5-year-old man in May. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A woman who was behind the wheel of a car that crashed into a bus stop and killed a Phoenix man was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter and aggravated assault.
Judge William Brotherton also sentenced Elsa Priscila Olivares, 23, to four years of supervised probation as part of a plea agreement.
Olivares was originally charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, endangerment and hit-and-run resulting in death.
Phoenix police said they took Olivares into custody after Harry Cleveland, 50, was killed and another man was injured when a black sedan slammed into the bus stop near 27th Avenue and Indian School Road just before 4 a.m. May 13.
Police said Olivares, who ran a red light and swerved to avoid traffic, fled the scene by hitching a ride and then called a taxi to take her home. She then contacted her sister through Facebook and called police about an hour later.
She later admitted to drinking and using marijuana before the crash.
Police said she was going about 60 mph in a 40-mph zone when she ran the red light.
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