A USC Department of Public Safety officer pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter that resulted in the 2015 death of first-year graduate student Kelsey Dresser on Wednesday.
Miguel Guerra, 37, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 45 days of community labor, as well as three years of probation. Guerra will be released from jail on Dec. 18, according to the City News Service.
Guerra was also sentenced to pay restitution to Dresser's family, although the exact amount will be determined at a Feb. 1 hearing, according to Frank Mateljan of the LA City Attorney's Office.
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The Dresser family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against USC on Sept. 21, alleging that Guerra was traveling 70 mph in a 25-mph zone on Royal St. near the corner of Jefferson Blvd. without lights or sirens when he collided with Dresser. The suit also alleges that Guerra was distracted at the time of the crash.
The wrongful death lawsuit is still pending.