The woman convicted in a hit-and-run fatality on Highway 12 in June has been sentenced to three years in state prison. Nancy Jeannethe Serrano, 26, of Santa Rosa, was found guilty of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.
She was driving on a suspended license at the time of the incident.
Bicyclist Adrain Albert was killed when he was struck from behind by Serrano’s vehicle along Highway 12, near Madrone Road. Serrano continued driving into the City of Sonoma where she parked her car in a residential area and fled the area on foot. Serrano ultimately contacted law enforcement and confessed to being the driver of the vehicle that fled the scene.
“Serrano’s actions demonstrated that she was only concerned for herself,” said District Attorney Jill Ravitch.”A state prison sentence demonstrates how seriously my office handles these cases.”
Albert, originally from Romania, earned his master’s degree at Stanford University and his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the founder and CEO of a start-up company called Terrafuse He had moved from San Francisco to Sonoma because the rural setting reminded him of his hometown in Romania.