Driver sentenced to state prison in collision that killed Santa Monica teen

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Posted March 7, 2013 by The Argonaut in News
A 29-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in a hit and run collision that left a Santa Monica teenager dead has been sentenced to 19 years in state prison.
Tina Marie Silva was sentenced March 1 by El Monte Superior Court Judge Steven Sanora after four family members of the victims of the June 2012 collision made impact statements, Deputy District Attorney Casey Jarvis said.
Santa Monica resident Maximillion Petrakos, 13, was killed and his mother, Mary Hively, then 41, was injured when they were outside of their disabled car on the shoulder of the 60 freeway in Hacienda Heights and struck by another vehicle June 3. Hively’s other son, then 10, was asleep inside her car and sustained injuries, including a fractured cheekbone, police said.
Hively suffered major injuries in the collision, including a fractured pelvis, spine and ribs, police said.
Authorities said Silva was on her way home from a graduation party and driving under the influence when the collision occurred. After hitting the parked car and victims, Silva backed up and drove away, prosecutors said.
Silva was later arrested by California Highway Patrol officers and charged by the district attorney’s office two days after the crash.
Sanora additionally ordered Silva to pay restitution, which will be determined at a hearing scheduled May 2, district attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said.
Silva pleaded to the felony charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, and she admitted great bodily injury allegations for the survivors, Jarvis said.

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