Un­li­censed driver pleads guilty in fa­tal crash

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS -

An un­li­censed driver who fled the scene af­ter a crash that killed a back­seat pas­sen­ger has pleaded guilty to a charge of death by auto.

Khadija Hamilton en­tered the plea Thurs­day as part of a deal with Hud­son County pros­e­cu­tors. They will rec­om­mend that the 27-year-old Jersey City res­i­dent re­ceive a five-year term when she’s sen­tenced Oct. 26.

Au­thor­i­ties say 24-yearold Khalla Nguyen was killed in the Jan. 27 crash in Jersey City. She was found in­jured in­side the ve­hi­cle and was pro­nounced dead a short time later.

Hamilton and two other pas­sen­gers walked away from the car af­ter it struck a metal guardrail. Emer­gency re­spon­ders stopped one pas­sen­ger at the scene, while the other was lo­cated later in the day. Both iden­ti­fied Hamilton as the driver.

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