Woman Who Struck and Killed Teen on 60 Freeway Pleads Guilty

Tina Marie Silva, 29, was sentenced to 19 years in state prison.

A 29-year-old woman will serve 19 years in state prison for the death of a teen boy she struck and killed on the 60 freeway in June.

Tina Marie Silva pleaded guilty today to gross vehiclular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. She pleaded to the two felony charges and admitted great bodily injury allegations for two victims who survived, Jarvis said. 

El Monte Superior Court Judge Steven Sanora sentenced Silva after four family members of the victims made impact statements, said Deputy District Attorney Casey Jarvis in a news release. 

Silva pleaded to the two felony charges and admitted great bodily injury allegations for the two surviving victims, Jarvis said.  She has been ordered to pay restitution, which will be determined at a scheduled hearing on May 2, he said.

On June 3, Maximillion Petrakos, 13, was killed and his mother, Mary Hively, then 41, was injured.  The teen and his mother were outside of their disabled car, which was parked on the shoulder of the 60 freeway in Hacienda Heights. Both were hit.  Hively's other son, then 10, was asleep in the car.

Hively suffered a fractured pelvis, spine, and ribs, authorities said.  The second son sleeping in the car also was injured, suffering a fractured cheekbone.

The defendant was driving home from a graduation party when she hit the parked car and the victims, authorities said. 

Jarvis said she backed up and drove away from the scene.

California Highway Patrol officers arrested Silva shortly after the crash and she has remained in custody on $1.2 million bail.  The District Attorney's office charged her on June 5.


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