Framingham Woman Gets Probation in Death


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.


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

  • alpinequeen

    I’ve been rear ended at red lights twice from women on cell phones. The first woman was indifferent to the accident she caused and claimed my Mustang rolled back. It cost $365 for her insurance company to pay for fixing the rear bumper cover. The second woman was driving someone else’s car and didn’t want me to call the police. The police showed up and her friend’s insurance company had to pay for the damage to the bumper cover. Both accidents happened in South Florida.