A female Aurora driver who hit and killed an Englewood woman on a bicycle and then fled the scene was sentenced to six years in prison.
Arapahoe District Judge Darren Vahle on Wednesday sentenced Dominique Cain, 33, to six years in the Department of Corrections for the death of Nancy Condit, 64.
“This was an extreme act of selfishness. A driver who refused to be bound by the law that demanded she did not drive, refused to be bound by the demands to stop at a red light, plowed into an innocent woman, and then refused to be bound — not only by the law — but by human decency and left the victim she created to suffer in the street,” said District Attorney George Brauchler. “This is why we build prisons and why prisons are full. We have too many people in our great state who choose themselves over the law and their fellow citizens. Coloradoans should know that under our weak laws and broken parole system, this killer will likely be back out onto our streets in two years.”
On July 1, 2018, a Sunday afternoon, Cain was driving her 2016 Chevy Cruz in Englewood. She ran a red light and hit Condit in the intersection of South Downing Street and East Cornell Avenue.
Witnesses told Englewood Police that Cain stopped, got out of her car to look at Condit, then drove away.
Condit later died of her injuries.
Witnesses gave officers Cain’s license plate number. She had been adjudicated a habitual traffic offender and her driver’s license was revoked at the time she hit Condit.
Cain pleaded guilty Jan 11, 2019, to the top count of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, a Class 3 felony. Other charges against her were dismissed.
“This defendant did not have a valid license or insurance and drove at recklessly high speeds, all while holding her cell phone. She ran a red light and killed an innocent cyclist who had the right of way. But worst of all, the defendant made the conscious decision to leave the victim for dead. To disrespect the value of human life in favor of self-preservation is unacceptable,” said Deputy District Attorney Michael Mauro, who prosecuted the case with Deputy District Attorney Diana Sada. “Nothing can fully repair the damage done, but the sentence in this case signals to the defendant and the community that leaving the scene of a crash — especially one where a victim is injured — will not be tolerated.”