Preston Mimms, 48, pleaded guilty last month to charges in connection with the accident that killed 24-year-old Erika Hughes on July 29, 2011.
Erika Hughes was in the prime of her life, with a great job and a beautiful daughter, when her life was snatched away by a hit-and-run driver last year. Now, a controversial plea deal could send the driver away for little more than a year in prison.
Officers say the victim was walking on Mastic Road in Mastic Beach when she was struck Thursday night. The impact threw her body against a curb. The driver fled the scene without so much as slowing down.