Columbus man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) –  A Columbus man will spend the next ten years in prison after hitting and killing a woman with his car.

Leo Matthews entered a guilty plea Monday to vehicular homicide.

Police reports show Matthews hit 18-year old Elizabeth Shingles with his car while she was sitting on her porch in 2010.

Shingles died from blunt force trauma to the torso following the accident.

Judge Gil McBride sentenced Matthews to 15 years in prison with 10 to serve.

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