Woman is sentenced to 1 to 3 years
SCRANTON (AP) — The daughter of a northeastern Pennsylvania city council member has seen sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a hit-and-run crash that killed a mother of seven.
Twenty-seven-year-old Tiffany Timko, of Hazleton, pleaded guilty earlier in Lackawanna County to involuntary manslaughter in the February 2015 death of 32-year-old Betty Sawkulich.
Authorities said Timko’s vehicle struck Sawkulich as she crossed a Scranton street and then fled. Sawkulich died more than a week later.
Timko tearfully apologized Tuesday, saying “I am truly, truly, truly sorry.” She said she didn’t know what she hit, and her attorney said she stopped to check her car. Prosecutors said the victim’s head hit the windshield in front of the driver’s seat.
Timko is the daughter of Hazleton City Council Vice President Jean Mope.