Plea Deal Talks Fail in Skokie Fatal Crash Case

Hanin Goma faces felony charge for death of 8-year-old Skokie boy

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    Hanin Goma had a previous drug-related charge on her record.

    Lawyers could not come to an agreement on a plea deal Wednesday for a Skokie woman charged in connection with an accident that claimed the life of a 9-year-old boy earlier this year.

    Hanin Goma, 23, faces a felony charge of aggravated driving under the influence resulting in death and a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of drugs. Police say Goma collided with another vehicle, spun out and hit and killed 8-year-old Carter Vo who was riding his bike on the sidewalk.

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    The Chicago Tribune reports that Goma -- who was sobbing in court Wednesday -- did not accept an offered plea deal.

    If a deal is not reached during a January 4 hearing, a trial will likely go forward.

    Goma has previous drug charges on her record and was out on bond for leaving the scene of another crash when the fatal accident occurred, according to the newspaper.