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Winnett Sentenced in Fatal Hit-and-run of Twin Falls Firefighter

Photo by Jeffrey Dahdah/KMVT
Hollie Winnett in a Twin Falls County courtroom. Photo by Jeffrey Dahdah/KMVT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Friday, District Judge Randy Stoker sentenced a 33-year-old woman who fatal struck a Twin Falls fireman in spring 2016 to 90 days in jail.

Hollie Winnett has two weeks to report to jail and will serve seven years of probation, pay child support and restitution. The amount is still to be determined.

The court also ordered Winnett to community service by helping create safe driving public service announcements.

Winnett struck fireman Ryan Franklin on May 18 while he rode his bicycle. Winnett told police that she was driving on 2900 North after dropping her children off at school when she fell asleep at the wheel and hit something. She said she stopped to see what she had hit and didn’t see anything on the roadway or the shoulder.

In March, Winnett plead guilty to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter as well as felony leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death.

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