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Forks man sentenced in fatal hit and run

July 24th, 2014 - 5:18am

(Port Angeles) A Forks man was sentenced to three months in jail for hitting and killing a woman with his vehicle and fleeing the scene.

20-year-old Garrid Larson was sentenced as a first-time offender yesterday in the incident that killed 25-year-old Amanda LaGambina.

Prosecutors had asked for three years in prison for the crime, but Judge George Wood went with the low end of the sentence under the first-time offender option will also allow Larson to complete his sentence on work release.

LaGambina was walking along Calawah Way on the rainy evening in March last year, 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 police 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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