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Woman receives 15 years in prison for fatal hit-and-run crash in Peoria


Diana Schick
Diana Schick(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 5:13 PM CST
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PEORIA (HEART OF ILLINOIS ABC) - A woman arrested for a fatal hit-and-run car crash in Peoria earlier this year received the maximum prison sentence Thursday for her guilty pleas.

Judge John Vespa sentenced to Diana Schick, 40, to 11 years behind bars, and said he wished he could give Schick more time if he could, on two counts of drunken driving for the crash on Western Avenue that killed Cherish Coleman, a 30-year old mother of three.

The 11-year sentence is on top of the four-years Schick received for her guilty plea to leaving the crash scene.

Schick pleaded guilty in October.

Coleman was a passenger in one of the cars. Her mother, Kimberly Coleman, said she was confident going into the courtroom for the sentencing hearing.

“I felt like screaming to heaven and telling my baby girl we won, even though I didn’t win because she’s not here to be here with me and her children,” said Coleman.

“So really nobody won from this, but I did get the justice that my heart desired,” she added.

This story will be updated.

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