A Fall River man was sentenced to serve jail time in reference to a 2020 crash that resulted within the dying of a 10-year-old New Bedford woman, prosecutors introduced.
Robert Silvia, 33, pled responsible to a cost of motorcar murder by negligent operation on October 30 earlier than his trial was set to start, based on the Bristol County District Lawyer’s workplace.
Prosecutors stated that round 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 13, 2020, Anilda De Barros Ribeiro was within the again seat of her father’s Suburu, which was stopped within the left journey lane of Route 6 in Westport. They’d been in a minor fender bender with one other automobile, and each autos have been within the left lane with their hazard lights flashing because the drivers checked for injury, based on the DA’s workplace.
The drivers had each simply gotten again into their automobiles, when prosecutors say a Jeep pushed by Silvia struck the Suburu. The ten-year-old woman was killed within the crash.
The DA’s workplace stated in the course of the course of the investigation into the crash, it was decided that Silvia was mendacity about his areas previous to the crash. The prosecutors stated investigators decided the 33-year-old was driving 53 mph in a 50 mph zone when he struck the parked autos and located that he made no try to alter lanes although there was one other lane out there to him.
“There isn’t a proof the defendant deliberately induced the crash or was underneath the affect of any substance, however state police accident reconstruction specialists discovered the defendant would have been in a position to see and cease or keep away from putting the Subaru for a minimum of 300 toes previous to impression,” the DA’s workplace stated in a press release. “There was no proof of braking, swerving, or any manipulation of the automobile previous to impression. … This was a case of negligence, that the defendant failed to indicate due care whereas driving and that the dearth of consideration to the roadway induced the dying of the sufferer.”
Silvia was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in Bristol County Home of Corrections, with 18 months to serve, based on the DA’s workplace. The one-year steadiness of the sentence was suspended and his driver’s license was revoked for 15 years.
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