Donteiz Dickey (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Joy White and her daughter, Khloe Pitts (Photo: GoFundMe)
Donteiz Dickey (FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The driver that killed a 3-year-old last year in a hit-and-run by the Cincinnati Zoo was sentenced to prison Tuesday for aggravated vehicular homicide and assault charges.
Donteiz Dickey, 22, admitted to striking a mother and her young daughter with a vehicle outside the zoo on their way home from the Festival of Lights. He was sentenced to 15-and-a-half years in prison and a lifetime suspension of his driver's license.
The toddler, Khloe Pitts died from her injuries.
Dickey allegedly blew past a red light traveling south on Vine Street striking Khloe and her 27-year-old mother Joy White. She sustained serious injuries.
Police say Dickey ditched his vehicle a few blocks away from the zoo and fled on foot. He was taken into custody the next day.