COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) The driver who ran a stop sign and hit and killed a mother last year now knows her punishment.
Morgan Deluna was sentenced to 10 days home detention and two years of unsupervised probation because of her careless driving, killing Bri Templeton. The deadly collision happened near Austin Bluffs and Rangewood in Briargate
The victim's friends and family were asking for jail time, which could still happen if Deluna breaks her probation. If she does, she would get 250 days in jail. The judge made a point to show that number represented 10 days for every year of Templeton's life.
Now Templeton's family and friends are focusing on the future of that intersection, and the legacy she leaves behind. They have started a campaign called #BrakeForBri and are hoping to get a stoplight installed into the intersection where she was killed.
Deluna will now have to take driving classes both on the road and in the classroom, will lose her license, pay a fine of $200, and will need to talk to students about how dangerous driving can be.
She also will do 50 hours of community service at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, suggested by Templeton's family as a charity she loved.
In court Tuesday, Deluna stood up and apologized to the victim's family, crying and saying she would switch places with Templeton if she could.
After the sentencing, the judge told the defendant, "Morgan, you are a lousy driver."
Deluna will be back in court for another driving case coming up Dec. 11.