Arizona woman gets probation for hit-and-run that killed North Carolina man

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Margarita Belen

SAN LUIS, Ariz. — An Arizona woman has been sentenced to probation for accidentally hitting and killing a North Carolina man with her car and leaving the scene.

The Yuma Sun reported that Margarita Belen, of San Luis, has been sentenced to four years of probation in connection to the death of Joshua Wesley Wynn, 24, of Brevard, N.C.

Judge Larry Kenworthy of Yuma County Superior Court also sentenced to Belen on Thursday to complete 60 hours of community service.

The judge said he planned to sentence Belen to 30 days in jail, but gave her credit for time she wore an ankle monitor while her case was pending.

He said Belen’s ties to the community meant she shouldn’t have been considered a flight risk. Balen is a teacher’s aide who works with special needs children. She was reportedly crying in court.