A woman who drove her BMW into the back of a truck that killed another woman and injured a dozen others was sentenced to six months in jail for her role in the attack in Golden, California, in September 2016.
Tiffany E. Estrada, 35, pleaded guilty in March to manslaughter and aggravated vehicular manslaughter.
She was sentenced Thursday to two years’ probation, and her driver’s license was revoked for five years.
Estrada was driving the BMW when she struck the truck’s front driver side and rear tires in Golden on September 29, 2016, according to a police report.
The truck driver’s injuries were serious, and he died a few days later.
Estraada was charged with driving while intoxicated.
In court, prosecutors said that she was intoxicated when she drove into the truck, then into a pole that the driver was sitting on.
She did not have her headlights on, and had not been wearing a seat belt.
Prosecutors said she had a blood-alcohol level of .12 percent, and that she had more than five grams of alcohol in her blood.
The crash was captured on dashcam video.EStrada told police she was driving at 80 mph when she hit the truck.
She told police that she did not see anyone in the truck and that it was clear she had hit the driver, who was lying in the back seat.
E strada was also charged with assault in the death of the truck driver, but she did a little better.
In court, E strada admitted that she hit him with the truck as she drove off the road, according.
E Strada told investigators that she struck him while he was leaning against a pole.
E strader also told investigators she did have a blood alcohol level of about .12% when she was stopped by police.
Estera said she does not know who struck the driver.
She said she was not aware that he had been drinking.