A 23-year-old UCF grad has plead no contest for charges in a 2013 hit-and-run that killed a teenage girl and left her older brother seriously injured.

Florida Highway Patrol arrestedĀ Kila Holland in December 2014 after a nearly year-long investigation and charged her with leaving the scene of a crash involving death and leaving the scene involving serious bodily injury, said Kim Montes, FHP public affairs officer.

According to the arrest report, Holland was driving her black 2008 Mercedes on East Colonial Drive when the crash occurred, killing 17-year-old Melanie Exposito and seriously injuring then 18-year-old Travis Exposito around 3:20 a.m. on Dec. 6, 2013. The report also states that Holland failed to stop at the scene of the crash.

Holland was also originally charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, but the charge has since been dropped.

Holland now faces a maximum of 30 years in prison, Montes said. HerĀ sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m.


Danielle Hendrix is a News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @ByDaniHendrix or email her at

Read or Share this story: