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Woman to face imprisonment, probation in deadly hit and run

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016    

Springdale, Arkansas resident Griselda Yanira Arrue, 37, was sentenced to 120 days of imprisonment and 72 months of probation last Tuesday, April 19 by the Washington County Circuit Judge Joanna Taylor. Arrue pleaded guilty to charges of leaving the scene of an accident in relation to a hit-and-run that occurred on Sept. 27, 2015 near Y Liquors in Fayetteville, which killed 45-year-old Hector Antonio Regalado-Sandoval and injured 42-year-old Emma River-Octaviana.

According to the Arkansas State Police report, video surveillance near the area of the accident showed two people being hit by a white car, which immediately drove away after making contact with the pedestrians.

Prosecutors stated Arrue received a lesser charge in the plea bargain as the area of the accident had been dark and the pedestrians were crossing in a non-crosswalk zone.

Our attorneys at McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm handle personal injury accident cases such as car accidents, defective products, and brain injuries, among others, in Fort Smith or other areas in Arkansas. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (479) 783-0036.