A 19-year-old Long Island woman will serve up to four years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed her friend.
Daritza Lopez wept Tuesday as she told a Nassau County judge that she thinks every day about what she did.
Herica Contreras was the mother of two young children.
Lopez lost control of her vehicle on Nov. 29 in West Hempstead. She hit a parked car, careened across Hempstead Turnpike, entered a closed gasoline station and slammed into a building.
Newsday says she pleaded guilty in March to manslaughter, drunken driving and other charges.
Prosecutors had sought 5 to 15 years in prison. The judge granted a defense request for youthful offender status.
Contreras’ sister, Monica Contreras, said no amount of jail time would make things right.
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