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Driver Who Struck, Killed Woman in Worcester Avoids Jail

Lowell's mother, Alyson Lowell, told the Telegram & Gazette the sentence was "an injustice."

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    Pedestrian Hit While Crossing Street Dies From Injuries

    Investigators say 20-year-old Gabriella Lowell was crossing Grafton Street in a crosswalk when she was hit shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

    (Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018)

    Relatives of a Massachusetts woman struck and killed by a driver who admitted looking at his cellphone seconds before the crash say they are outraged by what they consider a lenient sentence.

    Tyler Hamilton avoided jail and was sentenced Wednesday to four years of probation and community service in the death of 20-year-old Gabriella Lowell, who was struck in a crosswalk in Worcester last June.

    The 21-year-old Hamilton, of Worcester, told police he got a text message alert and glanced at his phone but didn't touch it just before he struck the woman. He pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

    Prosecutors asked for a year behind bars.

    Lowell's mother, Alyson Lowell, told the Telegram & Gazette the sentence was "an injustice."

    Hamilton remained at the scene and his attorney says he's remorseful.

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