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Woman involved in fatal Holland Twp. hit-and-run gets probation, community service

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-07 17:01:56-05
Jonathan Bracamontes, 15, of Holland

Jonathan Bracamontes, 15, of Holland

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.  —  The woman who hit and killed 15-year-old Jonathan Brocamontes with her vehicle last year was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation.

Ruth Borgman, 64, must also perform 100 hours of community service and pay $905 in fines and court costs, according to officials at 58th District Court in Holland.

Borgman struck Bracamontes at about 6:10 a.m. Sept. 30, 2014 while the teen was crossing US-31 at the Riley Street intersection in Holland Township.

She was charged with a misdemeanor of failure to stop at the scene of an accident.  Police say she called 911 after arriving at work.

Ottawa County Prosecutor Ronald J. Frantz announced in November that he would not charge Borgman with a felony for the fatal crash.

“I wish she would have gotten out of the car and, you know, if my brother was still alive, you know, be there in his last moments. You know, hold his hand,” Christian Bracamontes, Jonathan’s older brother, told FOX 17 in November.