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Family of woman killed in crash protest at Traffic Tribunal

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

It was an emotional protest outside of the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal as the family members of a woman who was killed by a distracted when she was 9-months pregnant calls for justice.

The woman, 23-year-old Sullynette Sanchez was killed when the vehicle driven by Benjamin Servideo, 24, struck her vehicle. Sanchez gave birth to the baby but the baby died two weeks later.

Servideo pleaded guilty to two charges at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 26.

During the pleading the courtroom was packed with Sanchez's family as well as Servideo's family.

State police say that drugs and alcohol were not involved in the crash and the Rhode Island Attorney General's office determined that the crash did not rise to criminal negligence.

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