Driver Sentenced to State Prison in Hit-and-Run Death of Teen Skateboarder in Echo Park

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A 27-year-old man was sentenced to four years in state prison for killing a teenage skateboarder and injuring another as he drove in Echo Park last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday.

Christian Donis is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page in December 2014.

Christian Donis is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page in December 2014.

In an open plea to the court, Sang Won Jung entered no contest pleas on Tuesday to one count each of felony vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run resulting in death or injury and misdemeanor false report of a crime, the DA’s office stated in a news release.

Jung allegedly fled the scene after hitting 15-year-old Christian Donis and his teenage cousin on Alvarado Street just south of Sunset Boulevard about 10 p.m. on June 12, 2015. The skateboarders were crossing Alvarado when they were struck, according to LAPD.

Donis died two days after the crash, while his younger cousin Adam was treated for minor injuries.

This photo was posted on a GoFundMe page for the family of Christian Donis, who died after a June 12, 2015, hit-and-run crash in Echo Park.

This photo was posted on a GoFundMe page for the family of Christian Donis, who died after a June 12, 2015, hit-and-run crash in Echo Park.

The day after the crash, Jung went to a Los Angeles police substation and claimed he lent the car to someone else who had been in an accident, according to the news release.

Police went to a body shop where Jung’s car was being worked on and he was arrested shortly thereafter.

Jung was ordered to surrender April 15 to begin serving his sentence.