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Woman sentenced two years in prison for cyclist's Oceanside hit-and-run death

A pair of handcuffs in shown in this undated file photo.
Alexander Nguyen
A pair of handcuffs is shown in this undated file photo.

A woman who fatally struck a bicyclist in Oceanside then fled the scene was sentenced Monday to two years in state prison.

Bailey Tennery, 24, pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter count and a felony count of hit-and-run causing death for fatally striking 27-year-old Carlsbad resident Jackson Williams.

Williams was struck July 15 while riding on Oceanside Boulevard near Interstate 5. Dispatchers received multiple calls about 11:30 p.m. about a bicyclist lying in the eastbound lane of the street, said Oceanside Police Department Sgt. David Paul.


Williams sustained major head trauma and died at the scene, according to the sergeant.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored vehicle fleeing eastbound on Oceanside Boulevard under the Interstate 5 overpass, Paul said.

Tennery was arrested just over a week later at her Oceanside home, and officers seized her 2014 black Nissan Versa Note, according to Paul.

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