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US woman jailed for driving with dying man on hood

Published on Jun 13, 2014 6:17 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A substance abuse counselor who drove for two miles (three kilometers) with a pedestrian embedded in her car's windshield after she hit him while drunk was jailed for at least 55 years on Thursday in the United States.

Sherri Lynn Wilkins, 53, was convicted in February of second degree murder, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of the crash which killed 31-year-old Phillip Moreno.

She was jailed for 55 years to life.

Wilkins drove for two miles through a Los Angeles suburb on November 12, 2012 with Moreno stuck in her windshield, before another motorist signaled for her to pull over.

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