A 78-year-old man who struck and killed a mother of four walking in an unmarked crosswalk has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Garry Vansant was driving 47 mph at 9:46 a.m. on March 7 of last year when he hit Sara Hernandez as she crossed the street at Ashe and McKee roads, according to prosecutors. He didn't brake until after hitting the 41-year-old.

Prosecutors said Vansant had become distracted and wasn't looking at the road.

Last month, a jury convicted him of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. 

(1) comment


If he had been illegal....he walks....

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.