Guilty plea in hit-and-run of Montco student

January 31, 2011 9:39:39 AM PST
A woman has pleaded guilty to a deadly hit-and-run crash in Montgomery County that left a teenage girl dead.

Stephanie Philips, 20, pleaded guilty on Monday to leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.

No sentencing date has been set, though she faces a mandatory one year sentence.

Philips was accused of striking 17-year-old Denise Cotteta when she walked into traffic on Germantown Pike back in March, 2010.

Cotteta was celebrating her school's basketball championship - and had been to several parties where alcohol was involved.

Authorities say that Cotteta had a small amount of alcohol in her system - but don't know why she walked into the roadway.

Blood tests reveal that Philips was not impaired before the accident.

Philips remains free on $250,000 bail.

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