A 28-year-old Minneapolis woman was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on Monday after she pleaded guilty to hitting and killing a mother of four.
Donella Shanice Day was driving 45 miles per hour when she hit 37-year-old Aisha Freels on New Year's Eve. Day struck Freels as she walked across Lyndale Avenue N. near 40th Avenue to get into a waiting cab, according to the Hennepin County attorney's office.
She was hit in front of her home and declared dead at the scene.
Day fled the scene. Acting on a tip, police went to her home three days later, where she admitted to the crime, according to the criminal charge. She pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide during the summer.