An Alexandria woman pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter in a 2016 fatal crash, officials said.
Kyeshia Arrington, 25, also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol in the incident, which killed a 62-year-old man who was crossing the street.
She faces a maximum sentence of 10 years for the involuntary manslaughter and one year for driving under the influence. Authorities also said that because of the involuntary manslaughter conviction, Arrington’s license to drive in the Commonwealth of Virginia will be revoked indefinitely.
The crashed occurred Oct. 8, 2016, in the 200 block of North Henry Street.
Police said Peter Palm was crossing the street when he was struck by the vehicle driven by Arrington. A witness driving behind Arrington told authorities that Palm was clearly visible in the roadway but that Arrington did not swerve or try to brake before she hit him, according to a news release from the Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Arrington initially drove away without stopping to check on Palm, but she returned to the scene shortly afterward, the release said.
Police said officers noticed that Arrington smelled of alcohol and was visibly intoxicated. The release said that her blood was drawn and tested after the collision, and that a forensic toxicologist would have testified that her blood alcohol content would have been between .18 and .23 at the time of the crash.
Palm remained hospitalized after the crash and succumbed to his injuries Nov. 19, 2016.
Arrington’s sentencing is scheduled for July 13.