Woman pleads guilty to fatally hitting toddler with car in Carolina Beach

Memorial for Cora Kruger who was killed on March 22, 2019 in Carolina Beach. (Photo: WWAY)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (AP) — A North Carolina woman pleaded guilty to fatally hitting a one-year-old with her car last year.

According to the The Wilmington StarNews, Heather Ligotino entered a conditional discharge guilty plea Tuesday to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

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District Attorney Spokeswoman Samantha Dooies said Ligotino’s charge will be dismissed if she completes “12 months of unsupervised probation and 150 hours of community service.”

Ligatino struck one-year-old Cora Kruger and her grandmother Catherine Hagelstein at an intersection in Carolina Beach on March 22, 2019.

Cora Kruger and Catherine Hagelstein (Photo: GoFundMe)

Cora was killed and Hagelstein sustained non-life threatening injuries.