MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 28-year-old man was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday in the hit-and-run crash that killed a Brasa dishwasher.
Dustin Hegner Royce pleaded guilty in June to criminal vehicular homicide in the death of 52-year-old Jose Hernandez Solano, who was biking home after working as a dishwasher at Brasa Rotisserie. Hegner Royce hit him at West Seventh Street and Grand Avenue, and fled the scene. Witnesses at the scene said the driver ran a red light.READ MORE: Plymouth Hospital Set To Close Temporarily As Nurses Go On Strike Over Fair Pay
The incident happened just after midnight on Nov. 26. Hegner Royce was arrested last December.READ MORE: Double Crash On I-35W Leaves 2 Dead
The crash fractured Solano’s spine and he was left with chest cavity hemorrhaging and head trauma. He was on life support for a week and a half at Regions Hospital before he died Dec. 7.MORE NEWS: 2 Pedestrians Shot And Injured In South Minneapolis
Hegner Royce was sentenced to 48 months in prison, with credit for 180 days served.