MILWAUKEE -- Crystal Johnson was sentenced on Monday, Dec. 10 to two years in prison and another one-and-a-half years of extended supervision in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Milwaukee last April. The court also ordered Johnson's driving privileges be revoked for two years.
Prosecutors said on Friday, April 6, Johnson left her house in a blue SUV to get food for her kids. She was trying to move into the middle lane near Melvina and West Appleton, when she collided with a vehicle. It rolled over several times.
Johnson continued driving while the other driver, 43-year-old Tina Ortiz, was ejected from her car. Ortiz's injuries were severe -- and caused the loss of her left leg.
Johnson pleaded no contest in October to the count against her -- hit-and-run involving great bodily harm. Based upon that plea, the court found Johnson guilty and ordered a judgment of conviction entered on the record.