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Driver sentenced to 10 years in crash that killed HPU student

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:02 a.m. HST, Jun 14, 2014

A former Navy officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for killing a Hawaii Pacific University student in a hit-and-run crash in front of the school's Hawaii Loa campus.

Dominic Franklyn, 31, received the maximum sentence from Circuit Judge Karen Ahn for leaving the scene after running over and killing Mariah Danforth-Moore on Nov. 20, 2011.

Honolulu police said Danforth-Moore, of Oneida, Wis., was in a crosswalk on Kamehameha Highway when a car struck her. The driver continued without stopping. Franklyn turned himself in two days later.

Police seized his white BMW sedan, which had severe front-end damage.

Franklyn pleaded guilty in February to leaving the scene of the crash.

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