Miami Man Gets 14 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash - NBC 6 South Florida

Miami Man Gets 14 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

46-year-old Elia Soto was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident

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    Hit and Run Driver May Face New Charges

    NBC 6's Claudia DeCompo reports. (Published Thursday, June 1, 2017)

    A Florida man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a high-speed crash that left another man dead.

    The Miami Heraldreports that 46-year-old Elia Soto was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

    Prosecutors say Soto was driving nearly 100 mph in May 2017 on the MacArthur Causeway, which connects Miami and Miami Beach. Soto clipped a car driven by 57-year-old Naphtali Wacks, who lost control and slammed into a retaining wall. Wacks suffered serious injuries and died several days later.

    Soto's rental SUV was later found abandoned. Miami Beach police used surveillance video to identify Soto, who was arrested a day after the crash.

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