LOS ANGELES — A driver who killed the toddler son of a former MMA fighter in a Los Angeles-area crash has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Seventy-two-year-old Donna Marie Higgins pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular manslaughter and was immediately sentenced.
Prosecutors say Higgins drove through a Hawthorne crosswalk last September and struck 15-month-old Liam Kowal, who was being pushed in a stroller.
Authorities say Higgins continued to drive for about a block before other drivers boxed in her SUV.
The boy died at a hospital several days later.
His mother and father, ex-MMA fighter Marcus Kowal, have started a foundation to raise awareness about drunken driving.