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Woman Sentenced to Nearly 3 Years in Jail For Hit-and-Run Death of a Teen on a Bike

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Dominique Marie Rush, 23, has been sentenced to two years and eight months in county jail for her role in the hit-and-run death of a Valley teen who was killed while riding his bicycle in Canoga Park last year, reports City News Service.17-year-old Chatsworth High German Alex Romero was riding his bike on DeSoto Avenue the night of April 20, 2011, when he was struck from behind by the driver of a vehicle that fled the scene. The teen was found dead on the sidewalk.

The driver was identified as Rush, and she was arrested last August along with her father, Stephen Rush, who was accused of helping his daughter conceal the crime.

Dominique Rush pleaded no contest to one felony count each of gross vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of the accident. Stephen Rush pleaded no contest to one count of being an accessory after the fact; he was sentenced to 10 days in county jail and ordered to perform 30 days of Caltrans service and three years probation, according to Jane Robison of the District Attorney's Office, reports CNS.