- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A driver who caused a fatal hit-and-run crash in Des Moines has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Television station KCCI reports (https://bit.ly/2cGOPYo ) that 21-year-old Ray Alexander Sangster was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in August to leaving the scene of a crash causing death.

Police say Sangster was behind the wheel on April 6 when he hit 37-year-old Constantino Ayala as Ayala was crossing Southwest 9th Street. Police say they found Ayala unconscious in the road and bleeding. He suffered multiple broken bones in the crash.

The judge said Thursday that he did not believe Sangster’s claim that he was unaware he had hit anyone.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, https://www.kcci.com

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