Nicoll Koval, 23, was sentenced to one year in county jail and three years of probation after being found guilty of one count of felony hit-and-run causing death. Koval admitted to detectives that she had been to two bars the night of the accident before heading home around 3 a.m.
Deputy District Attorney John Pro said some witnesses saw the victim, Albert Holman, walking on the side of state Route 56 just east of Black Mountain Road and some saw him walking in the middle of the freeway around 3 a.m. last Oct. 19.
Holman, who had been celebrating his 34th birthday with his sister, had left his car with two flat tires nearby, the prosecutor said.
Pro — who argued unsuccessfully for a three-year prison term — said Koval went home and waited until 2:30 p.m. the next day to contact the California Highway Patrol. [Source]
The accident occurred roughly one mile from Kovall’s home. She then drove home, waited for her father to come home and hired an attorney before contacting the California Highway Patrol.