Woman Sentenced to Jail, Probation After Fatal Accident on Verona Road
Kayla Hoffman faces up to 10 years in jail and 15 years of probation.
A New Kensington woman has been sentenced to jail and probation following a February 2012 fatal car accident on Verona Road in Penn Hills—close to Verona Borough.
On Monday, Kayla Dawn Hoffman, 29, was sentenced to five to 10 years in jail after an accident that killed 25-year-old Kayla Johnson-Ukeyne, according to court documents. Hoffman has been serving time at the Allegheny County Jail since Feb. 26, 2012.
According to the Tribune-Review, Hoffman also has been sentenced to 15 years on probation with weekly drug testing.
Hoffman pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of driving under the influence and several traffic violations.
Hoffman was accused of hitting Johnson-Ukeyne's vehicle on Verona Road and killing her while she was fleeing from Allegheny County police. Police found drugs in her system and in her possession.