Los Osos teen sentenced to seven years in prison after driving drunk, hitting, killing Cal Poly student

Posted at 5:56 PM, Apr 18, 2018

The driver who pleaded no contest to hitting and killing a bicyclist, driving drunk and fleeing the scene of a deadly crash in August has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Gianna Brencola, 18, was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years in state prison, Assistant District Attorney Eric Dobroth said. The Los Osos teen received two years on a charge of vehicular manslaughter with an additional five years for fleeing the scene.

Brencola pleaded no contest to the charges on Monday. The District Attorney’s office said she faced up to ten years in prison.

Brencola was 17 years old in August when she was arrested after hitting and killing 22-year-old Cal Poly student Kennedy Love, who was riding a bicycle on Foothill Boulevard and Ferrini Lane. San Luis Obispo Police officers said she fled the scene before being arrested at her home several hours later. She is now 18 and was tried as an adult.

The CHP says Brencola was also at fault for a head-on crash in April 2017 that injured two other people but was not prosecuted.