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August 27, 2020: Woman Sentenced for Killing One, Injuring Another in Long Beach DUI Hit-And-Run

Pamela J. Johnson, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A motorist has been sentenced for killing one man and injuring another in a DUI crash earlier this year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Charlette Anne Colton (dob 1/12/70) of Lakewood entered a no contest plea yesterday to one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing injury within 10 years of another DUI with admitted great bodily injury and hit-and-run causing death or serious injury.

Colton was immediately sentenced to 12 years and eight months in state prison.

A restitution hearing was set for October 26 in Department S01 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Long Beach Branch.

On March 24, Colton crashed her minivan into a car, killing a 61-year-old man and seriously injuring a 71-year-old man in Long Beach. The defendant then fled the scene on foot, prosecutors said.

Case NA114172 was investigated by the Long Beach Police Department.