A man has pleaded no contest for his role in a hit-and-run crash that arose from street racing and killed a woman and severely injured her brother earlier this year.
KTLA in Los Angeles reported on its website that Tyree Coleman, 20, pleaded no contest on Wednesday, November 13th to the charges of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run driving that killed Bethany Holguin, 23, of Compton and left her brother, Emilio Holguin, 20, severely injured.
The crash happened on May 11th when Coleman was illegally street racing with another vehicle in the 300 block of 131st Street in South Los Angeles when the Holguin siblings were traveling southbound on Towne Avenue when their vehicle was struck by a westbound vehicle at the intersection of Towne and 131st Street at approximately 10:30 p.m.
Bethany Holguin died at the scene of the accident, while her brother, Emilio, was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in critical condition.
Investigators from the California Highway Patrol were able to access surveillance footage from the scene of the crash that captured the incident. Coleman was later found; however, authorities have not indicated whether the driver of the second vehicle has been identified and charged.
Bethany Holguin was a single mother with a 6-year-old daughter and was working toward earning a degree in nursing.
A judge has sentenced Coleman to seven years in state prison.