ALBERTA

Jessica Masyk, Alberta Woman, Admits To Hitting And Killing Skateboarder

08/20/2015 12:16 EDT | Updated 08/20/2015 12:59 EDT
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Police car at the RCMP Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

RED DEER, Alta. — A central Alberta woman has admitted to hitting and killing a teen riding a skateboard, then leaving the scene.

Jessica Masyk, who is 26, was supposed to go to trial Tuesday but instead pleaded guilty to failing to stay at the scene of a collision, public mischief by making a false stolen vehicle report, and driving while unauthorized.

Trystan Sorensen, who was 18, was killed after he was hit by an SUV while longboarding near Penhold on May 20, 2014.

The vehicle involved in the collision was found burned near Innisfail and two men were later convicted of torching it.

Masyk will be back in court for sentencing on Nov. 5.

Amy Sorensen, Trystan's mother, has gathered nearly 10,000 signatures for a petition calling for changes to hit and run laws.

"We want mandatory penalties for those resulting in death or severe injury and hopefully it will do something good as a result of Trystan's death, to try to have something good come out of something rotten, really rotten.''

Sorensen said Masyk's guilty pleas "brings no comfort at all.

"She shows no remorse and even now at this point to show remorse, to me would feel self-serving. I couldn't accept it at this point, had she done it sooner, perhaps.''