Woman gets 5 years for fleeing deadly crash

2013-09-16T16:45:00Z 2013-09-17T10:47:01Z Woman gets 5 years for fleeing deadly crashArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A woman convicted of leaving the scene of a deadly car crash was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday.

Pima County Superior Court Judge Howard Hantman sentenced Rosanne Bustamante Inzunza following her conviction at trial in July.

Inzunza, 29, was the driver of the car in a May 2012 crash that left her passenger, Bernadette Macias, 35, dead.

Following the crash, Inzunza fled the scene with a friend who was following in his car.

At the sentencing, Deputy Pima County Attorney Ashley Bock urged the judge to impose a tough sentence, pointing to Inzunza’s lengthy record.

“She was convicted of a misdemeanor DUI just days prior to this offense,” Bock said.

Inzunza also pleaded guilty in federal court in 2012 to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and was sentenced to 35 months in federal prison in March after being stopped by U.S. Border and Customs Protection agents with more than 350 pounds in her vehicle.

Inzuzna’s sentence for leaving the scene of the deadly crash will begin following the completion of her federal sentence.

— Patrick McNamara

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