Two men sentenced in deadly hit-and-run, DUI collision

One of the men sentenced to prison for the DUI hit-and-run crash in Tehachapi, Calif., that killed teen Leslie Balderrama is handcuffed by a bailiff in Kern County court in Bakersfield, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

Two men will spend time behind bars for a 2015 hit-and-run collision that killed 14-year-old Leslie Balderrama in Tehachapi.

The driver, Isaac Macias, was sentenced to four years in prison. His passenger, Ibrahim Gomes, will serve 180 days.

The family of the victim says the two sentences were merely slaps on the wrist.

"The fact that they left her there, the fact that they couldn't even drive away and then call for help," Tina Natividad said. Natividad is Leslie's sister. "At times, I did not see any remorse in the boys at all."

Earlier this year, the Balderrama family filed a wrongful death lawsuit, which is scheduled to go to trail next August. Both Macias and Gomes are listed as defendants in the suit, as well as the company that owned the truck Macias was driving at the time of the incident.

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