Model Avoids Jail Time in Hit and Run That Killed University of Miami Student

Plea deal reached in fatal hit and run that killed student

Friday, Oct 12, 2012  |  Updated 2:09 PM EDT
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A former model charged in the hit-and-run crash that killed a University of Miami student will avoid jail time after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors Friday.

Valentina Hubsch, 47, pleaded no contest to leaving the scene of an accident causing bodily injury in the Nov. 13, 2010 crash that killed 21-year-old Jared Paul Jones.

Under the deal, Hubsch received 18 months of probation, with the first 60 days under house arrest. She'll be on total lockdown, won't be able to go anywhere and will have to wear an ankle monitor.

In addition, she'll also have to serve 250 hours of community service talking to students about leaving crash scenes and will have to pay for court costs.

Police say Hubsch struck Jones as he crossed the street at Red Road and Blue Road near UM's campus. Jones, from Maryland, died of his injuries after spending 10 days in a coma, police said.

The judge in the case had rejected a plea deal in the case just last month.

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