Lincoln woman sentenced for hit-and-run death

Lincoln woman sentenced for hit-and-run death

Haley McKee, age 34, of 54 Tucker St. in Lincoln, was sentenced on Tuesday by Superior Court Justice Netti Vogel for the February 2011 hit-and-run accident that killed 23-year-old George Adams of Pawtucket.

McKee was sentenced to a total of 15 years, with seven to serve. Vogel sentenced McKee to 10 years, with three to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, on a reckless driving death resulting charge, and five years, with four to serve on home confinement and the remainder suspended with probation, on a leaving the scene of an accident death resulting charge, sentences to run consecutive. In addition, Vogel ordered a five-year loss of license and two years of ignition interlock upon reinstatement of McKee's license.

Had the case proceeded to trial, state prosecutors say they were prepared to provide beyond a reasonable doubt that on Feb. 17, 2011, at approximately 1:30 a.m., McKee was traveling north on North Main Street in Providence when she struck Adams, who was walking in the roadway with a friend due to recent snowstorms that covered the sidewalks. McKee fled the scene. She was followed by three individuals in a motor vehicle who witnessed and reported the accident. Based on the information provided by the witnesses, Providence Police located the defendant parked in her vehicle a short distance away. She was arrested at the scene.

Adams was transported to the hospital where he died shortly after the accident.

Providence Police Sgt. Paul Zienowicz led the investigation. Assistant Attorney General and Traffic Resource Prosecutor Jay Sullivan handled the case for the Office of Attorney General.