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Teenager Sentenced to Probation Following Fatal Accident

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Katie Chapman4 years ago

A 19-year-old Oregon woman has been sentenced to three years of probation after driving her SUV into a leaf-pile, killing two young girls who were playing in it.

About the Fatal Oregon Accident

  • According to FOX News, Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros was driving her SUV in Forest Grove, 25 miles west of Portland, on Oct. 20 when she drove into a leaf-pile killing 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and 11-year-old Abigail Robinson. The children were later identified as stepsisters.
  • Eckerdt died at the scene, and later Robinson died at a Portland hospital.
  • Authorities say the stepsisters were likely concealed by the leaves and not visible to Garcia-Cisneros.

Driver Sentenced to Probation

  • Fox News reported that Garcia-Cisneros did not come forward following the accident, and that the following day police found her.
  • It was not until Garcia-Cisneros returned home from the accident that she learned of what happened. It was only minutes after the accident that her brother realized what she had done, and went home to tell her about the accident.
  • According to prosecutors, Garcia-Cisneros was required to return to the scene of the accident upon learning what had happened and that it was morally and legally wrong not to do so, but her defense lawyer aruged that  the law states otherwise.
  • According to Garcia-Cisneros defense attorney, the reason she did not come forward was because she was in a state of shock and denial.
  • Garcia-Cisneros will also serve 250 hours of community service.
Driver Faces Possible Deportation

Fox news reports that Garcia-Cisneros may be deported and taken into custody on an immigration hold because of her criminal conviction.

Although Garcia-Cisneros is currently in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, and can legally be in the United States, the program does not allow certain criminal convictions.

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