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Framingham Woman Gets Probation in Death

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Framingham woman who was talking on her cellphone when the car she was driving struck and killed a pedestrian in Worcester has been placed on five years of probation after pleading guilty to related charges.

Yayra Dika pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving to endanger and in a plea deal prosecutors dropped a charge of motor vehicle homicide by negligent driving.

Police say the 31-year-old Dika hit 60-year-old Julio Oliveras of Worcester in November 2011. He was not in a crosswalk

Dika said she did not see Oliveras.

The prosecutor said that fact that Dika stopped, called 911, and took responsibility for her actions played a role in the sentence.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that Dika and Oliveras’ daughter hugged after the court proceedings.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com


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