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Orleans Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Sentenced To Seven Years
The man accused of hitting a pedestrian along hwy 96 in Orleans and fleeing the scene plead guilty to all charges against him and will spend seven years in state prison. Thursday in court Hawk admitted to fleeing the scene and going into hiding for two weeks following the incident.
The victim's mother, Charlene Naef, addressed Hawk in court and said he got off easy.
"I hope you take this time to get the help you need," said Naef.
Hawk allegedly hit and killed Virgil Martin while driving south on hwy 96 on Feb. 10th. Hawk reportedly slept and hid his truck after the accident and went into hiding for the next two weeks before CHP found him walking along the road in Siskiyou county.