Nearly five months after a fatal hit-and-run collision, Lisa Marie Brown, 40, (also known as Lisa Sanchez) pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison last week.
On Monday, Dec. 14, Judge Helios Hernandez accepted her guilty plea and pronounced sentence. He imposed a three-year sentence for the hit and run and another three years for an enhancement because the victim died, for a total of six years, according to John Hall, district attorney information specialist. She will serve her sentence in state prison.
She also must make restitution to the victim.
On July 15, Brown was driving her 1997 brown Toyota 4Runner on Alessandro Boulevard in Riverside. Donald Thomas Smith, 48, of Moreno Valley, was walking west along the emergency lane when Brown hit him. The vehicle continued west on Alessandro without stopping, according to a Riverside City Police Department press release.
Four days later, Riverside City police, with the cooperation of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Brown at a residence on Idyllbrook Drive in Idyllwild.