Teen Who Killed 2 Girls in Accidental Leaf Pile Hit and Run Found Guilty
The prosecution said she was required to return to the scene of the accident as soon as she learned of it. Her defense lawyer said the law doesn't say anything about the requirements when a driver learns only later about an accident.
Garcia-Cisneros was on her way home from getting fast food when she drove through the leaves. Her boyfriend and brother were passengers in the vehicle.
Neighbors had raked piles near the curb for leaf pick-up. Garcia-Cisneros hit the leaves shortly before 8:30 p.m., she testified, and felt a bump.
Within minutes, her brother returned to the scene on his way to his girlfriend's house and saw a man standing over the pile, screaming. The man spoke to him briefly.
The boy went home and told his sister she may have hit two children. The girls were later identified as step-sisters, 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and 11-year-old Abigail Robinson. Anna died at the scene. Abigail died later at a Portland hospital.