- Associated Press - Saturday, February 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A driver accused of running a stop sign and killing a mother standing on a south Philadelphia street corner with her 2-year-old son has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/2l4ADwV ) reports that 34-year-old George McGoldrick apologized in court Friday for the July death of 38-year-old Suryani Tjung. He also pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident and was sentenced to five to 10 years.

Investigators said McGoldrick went through the stop sign and then drove onto the curb after his car was hit by another vehicle. A woman and three girls in the other vehicle were also injured.

Defense attorney Brian McMonagle said his client had faced addictions that he said “spiraled” following the death of his mother.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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