Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, charged in fatal hit-and-run: 'I kept telling myself that I didn't see anything.'

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Emily E. Smith
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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...When her younger brother later told her she might have struck two children, she “panicked,” she testified Tuesday.

Garcia-Cisneros, 19, is on trial in Circuit Court, facing two counts of felony hit and run in a deadly Forest Grove crash. Closing arguments are planned for Wednesday morning....

Police tied Garcia-Cisneros to the crash through a neighbor’s tip...

The next day, Oct. 21, she woke up thinking she’d had a nightmare, she said....

She ran errands with her boyfriend, 18-year-old Mario Echeverria. She was with him when he ran the SUV through a car wash, she said, without mentioning it to her. He pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution last month and is serving 13 months in prison....