HUDSON, WI (WTAQ) - A western Wisconsin man will spend three years in prison for killing an 84-year-old woman in a hit-and-run crash.
38-year-old Robert Boles of Hudson must also spend five years under extended supervision.
St. Croix County authorities said Boles was looking down to make a call on his cell phone when his car struck and killed Lucille Hansen of Roberts on a county road just over 13 months ago.
The vehicle kept going, until police found Boles and stopped his auto after seeing damage and blood on it. Boles first claimed he hit a deer, and he didn't stop because he was scared.
He pleaded no contest to negligent homicide. Charges of fatal hit-and-run and driving with a revoked license were dropped in a plea deal.
A judge told Boles to maintain absolutely sobriety, and pay court costs. Restitution to the victim's family will be determined later.