CLEVELAND (WJW) — Today, Sabra Tolliver was sentenced after recently pleading guilty to multiple charges in the death of a construction worker on I-71, reversing her not-guilty plea back in 2019.
After hearing from the victims’ family members during the Justice Center sentencing, Judge Daniel Gaul said he took everything into consideration and determined that Tolliver would be sentenced to 10-12 years in prison, with two 1-year consecutive sentences. Her driver’s license is being suspended for three years.
“No amount of time could ever be enough … will bring him back, Rafael,” Gaul said.
Gaul’s whole sentencing can be heard in the video player above.
On Oct. 9, 2019, 61-year-old construction worker Rafael Solis was killed while working on the highway in Brook Park, while another construction worker, who was in court today, was hurt.
Police said they were both hit by the car Tolliver was driving and that she did not stop.
Tolliver had been indicted on charges including aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, not stopping after an accident and driving under the influence.
The judge said he hopes this case can serve as a reminder to people to slow down on the road.