2 get probation in 2015 East Hartford crash that killed boy
The Hartford Courant reports 32-year-old Hawa Pabai pleaded no contest on Monday to evading responsibility. Twenty-five-year-old Joel Oviedo-Garcia pleaded guilty to negligent homicide with a motor vehicle.
Pabai was driving in East Hartford when a ball rolled into the road. She told police she stopped because she thought a child would follow it.
Oviedo-Garcia’s car crashed into the back of Pabai’s SUV. The SUV was sent onto the sidewalk and ran over Carlos Hernandez Jr., who died of his injuries.
Pabai and Oviedo-Garcia have apologized. The judge also sentenced each to complete 50 hours of community service.