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Ileta Simonov, 23, makes a first appearance on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving with a suspended license at the Clark County Superior Court on Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2018. (Nathan Howard/The Columbian)

VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) – A woman who hit and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk in Vancouver has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

The crash occurred in November last year in the 3100 block of Northeast 28th Street.

Witnesses told police they saw a man, later identified as Elvis Keplinger, 48, jumping in and out of traffic.

Ileta Simonov hit Keplinger while driving westbound on Northeast 28th Street. Keplinger was rushed to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he later died, according to law enforcement.

Court documents show following the crash, Simonov had a blood alcohol level of .142, nearly twice the legal limit.

In court Tuesday, Simonov pleaded guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and DUI. She was then sentenced to two years and one month in prison and one-and-a-half years of post-prison supervision.

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