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Hit-and-Run Suspect Sentenced for Dragging Victim 1,000 Feet in Midway

A San Diego man accused of striking two men in the street and dragging one of them hundreds of feet from the site of the collision was sentenced Monday.

Yosvaldo Sixco, 21, plead guilty to one count of mayhem, hit-and-run and DUI with great bodily injury, as well as evading police, according to the San Diego County District Attorney's office.

Previously, he plead innocent to these charges but changed his plea to guilty in court and was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison.

A couple men were crossing Sports Arena Boulevard at Rosecrans Street at about 10 p.m. in the Midway District when it happened back in December 2016. While walking in the crosswalk, they were struck by a driver, SDPD Lt Steve Behrendt told NBC 7.

One victim was dragged about 1,000 feet, investigators said. He suffered a fractured pelvis and other major injuries. He and the second victim were taken to UCSD Hospital.

A witness captured the license plate of the vehicle involved in the collision. Hours later the vehicle was spotted in the Morena area of San Diego.

Police attempted to pull over a vehicle traveling without its headlights near Lauretta and Colusa streets. Sixco did not stop, police said, and continued into an alley where the car crashed into a parked car and then a power pole.

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