Teen Pleads Guilty To Felony Death By Vehicle (2018-11-27 16:04:28)

A 19-year-old pleaded guilty on November 14th in a death by vehicle case that happened in Boone last year.

The Watauga Democrat reports Makala Lee O’Brien of Trade, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to felony hit and run leaving serious injury, felony death by vehicle and DWI.

According to the report, O’Brien was sentenced to serve a minimum of two years and five months as an active sentence in the Watauga County Detention Center. Once she serves that sentence, O’Brien will be on probation for five years.

All the charges are from an incident last August when O’Brien was driving home drunk on N.C 105 in Boone after a party.

She hit two men who were walking on the shoulder of the highway and left the scene.

One of the men died and the other was seriously injured.