Pizza delivery driver sentenced for hit-and-run death of local teen

Juan DeLeon. (Jail photo)
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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A Killeen man charged in a hit-and-run that killed a teenage girl has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of accident involving serious bodily injury.

Juan DeLeon, 22, was charged in the death of Rachael Westberg, 16.

Westberg was jogging at around 7:10 p.m. Jan. 20 on Industrial Park Road in Belton when a car hit her, leaving her with skull fractures and brain injuries.

A passerby spotted her lying on the ground and called 911.

She was taken to Scott & White Medical Center where she later died.

Westberg was a student at Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow.

Authorities say DeLeon, who was a Domino’s delivery driver at the time of the accident, got out of his vehicle after he struck her, and then left her lying in the road without calling police.

Passersby found the badly injured girl.

DeLeon left his Domino’s cap at the scene, which led to his arrest.

DeLeon posted bond, but then failed to show up for a court hearing in September.

He was re-arrested early in the morning on Sept. 5 after running from Belton officers the night before.