Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Haley McKee, age 34, of 54 Tucker Street, Lincoln, was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Netti C. Vogel for the February 17, 2011 hit and run accident that killed 23 year old George Adams of Pawtucket.
McKee was sentenced to a total of 15 years with seven to serve. Judge Vogel sentenced McKee to 10 years, with three to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, on the Reckless Driving Death Resulting charge, and five years, with four to serve on home confinement and the remainder suspended with probation, on the Leaving the Scene of an Accident Death Resulting charge, sentences to run consecutive. In addition, Judge Vogel ordered a five year loss of license and two years of ignition interlock upon reinstatement of license.
Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to provide beyond a reasonable doubt that on February 17, 2011, at approximately 1:30 a.m., McKee was travelling north on North Main Street in Providence when she struck George Adams, who was walking in the roadway with a friend due to recent snowstorms that covered the sidewalks. McKee fled the scene. She was followed by three individuals in a motor vehicle who witnessed and reported the accident to E-911. Based on the information provided by the witnesses, Providence Police located the defendant parked in her vehicle a short distance aware. She was arrested at the scene.
Mr. Adams was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injures shortly after the accident.
Providence Police Sergeant Paul Zienowicz, of the Providence Police Traffic Unit, led the investigation. Assistant Attorney General and Traffic Resource Prosecutor Jay Sullivan handled the case for the Office of Attorney General.