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Forks man convicted in Hit and run fatality

July 3rd, 2014 - 5:33pm

(Port Angeles) -- A 20-year-old Forks man was convicted Wednesday by a Clallam County jury of Hit and Run Fatality in the death of Amanda LaGambina.

Prosecutor William Payne says Garrid Larson faces a possible sentence of 31 to 41 months in prison, but the Judge could sentence him to 90 days or less as a first time felony offender.

LaGambina was walking along Calawah Way on the rainy evening of March 11th, 2013, when she was struck by a pickup up truck driven by Larson.

According to records and court testimony, the impact left the impression of LaGambina's body and face in the hood of Larson's vehicle, knocking her more than 170 feet down the roadway.

Officers later found one of her shoes stuck underneath the truck.

Larson did not stop, but later called a Forks officer's personal cell phone to report the accident.

LaGambina's body was discovered on the shoulder by a high school girl driving home.

Larson told the jury he thought he had hit an elk.

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