GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The woman charged in last May’s fatal hit-and-run that left Brittany Lawson and her dog dead was sentenced to 25 years Tuesday.
A Greenville County judge accepted Veronica Dawn Tharp’s guilty pleas for leaving the scene of an accident with death, reckless homicide, and 1st-degree burglary at Tuesday’s sentencing hearing.
Tharp received the following sentences, which will run concurrently:
- Hit & run resulting in death: 25 years
- 1st-degree burglary: 25 years
- Reckless homicide: 10 years
According to police, Tharp was driving a stolen 2002 Mercury Mountaineer when she crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic, driving onto the sidewalk and striking 38-year-old Lawson, who was walking.
After the collision, Tharp ran away and was found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.