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Iowa woman gets 15-30 years for killing Nebraska pedestrian

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An Iowa woman has been given 15 to 30 years in prison for killing a pedestrian in northeast Nebraska.

Court records say Maria Gonzalez-Diego, of Sioux City, Iowa, was sentenced Tuesday in Dakota City. She’d pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. In return, prosecutors dropped a charge of failure to stop at the scene of a fatal accident.

South Sioux City police have said Gonzalez-Diego’s vehicle hit 62-year-old Antonia Lopez De Ramirez the night of June 24 as she walked across a street. Police say Gonzalez-Diego vehicle continued north, leaving the scene.

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