HILLSBORO, Ore. – The woman who killed two Forest Grove girls when she hit them with an SUV in October was sentenced to probation and 250 hours of community service Friday morning.
Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, 19, was found guilty Jan. 15 on two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver.
Both counts carry a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail.
Stepsisters Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and Abby Robinson, 11, were alone in the street, playing in a leaf pile when Garcia-Cisneros drove through it, felt a bump and kept going.
Garcia-Cisneros testified that she heard about the deaths later and panicked. She confessed when police showed up at her door the next day.
Her boyfriend, 18-year-old Mario Echeverria, was sentenced to 13 months in prison for hindering prosecution after the crash.
Instead of going to police, investigators said Echeverria took the SUV to a car wash to destroy evidence.
Garcia-Cisneros reportedly has a hold pending from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Standard procedure is for a person to serve his or her sentence before the deportation process starts, according to a spokesperson with ICE.