Hattiesburg woman sentenced to 20 years

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg woman is facing 20 years in prison.

Victoria Lumpert, 59, stood before Circuit Court Judge Bob Helfrich as he sentenced her to 20 years, 12 years to serve, and the remaining 8 years suspended and 5 years post release supervision for the felony of leaving the scene of an accident.

Earlier this month, Lumpert pleaded guilty to felony fleeing the scene of an accident in 2010. Lumpert was involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed Lawrence John Brun, 47.

Lumpert hit Brun as he was walking along Veterans Boulevard near the Pine Belt Family Y in Hattiesburg. Originally, she was charged with DUI causing death and fleeing the scene. Judge Helfrich also ordered Lumpert to complete a long term alcohol treatment program, and pay a $2500 fine.

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