Rosemount Man Gets 2 Months in Jail in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Updated: 01/08/2013 4:13 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

A 44-year-old Rosemount man has been sentenced to two months in jail for a 2009 hit-and-run that fatally injured a deaf woman in Apple Valley.
    
A judge sentenced Eric James Hunter Tuesday. He was also ordered to serve three years of probation.
    
Hunter pleaded guilty in October to one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, a felony. The plea came after a trial in October 2010, in which the judge declared a hung jury after multiple days of deliberation, and a Minnesota Court of Appeals conclusion that the case could be retried.
    
Joan LeVasseur, 26, of Apple Valley was hit at an intersection in Apple Valley. Investigators determined LaVasseur was crossing the street against a red light in the dark. She died a week later.

Hunter was also ordered to pay restitution in an amount yet to be determined.
    
If Hunter violates probation, he faces a year and a month in prison.