Woman pleads guilty to fatally hitting toddler with car in Carolina Beach

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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (AP) — A North Carolina woman pleaded guilty to fatally hitting a one-year-old with her car last year.

According to the The Wilmington StarNews, Heather Ligotino entered a conditional discharge guilty plea Tuesday to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

District Attorney Spokeswoman Samantha Dooies said Ligotino’s charge will be dismissed if she completes “12 months of unsupervised probation and 150 hours of community service.”

Ligatino struck one-year-old Cora Kruger and her grandmother Catherine Hagelstein at an intersection in Carolina Beach on March 22, 2019.

Cora Kruger and Catherine Hagelstein (Photo: GoFundMe)

Cora was killed and Hagelstein sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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