Man sentenced for fatal hit-and-run

Tuesday July 16, 2002

OAKLAND — A man was sentenced to six years in prison Monday for a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a 5-year-old girl and injured five others earlier this year. 

Osvaldo Urzua, 41, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded no contest in and Alameda County Superior Court to one count of vehicular manslaughter. 

The Jan. 15 accident left Ana Cerna, 5, dead and five other people on the side of the road suffering from various injuries. 

Urzua told police at the time of the accident that he sped from the scene when he saw a a patrol car because he did not have a driver’s license.