Teen jailed for 5 years over crash that killed pregnant Hobart mother

A teenage boy has been sentenced to five years behind bars over a horrific high-speed crash which killed pregnant Hobart mother Sarah Paino.

The 16-year-old was sentenced in the Supreme Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in May this year.

The teen, who was 15 at the time, was driving a stolen car and had allegedly run a red light when he ploughed into Ms Paino’s vehicle in January.


She had just dropped her partner off to work at a a Hobart bakery around 1.00am when she was struck and killed.

Incredibly, her two-year-old son escaped unharmed.

Ms Paino was 32-weeks-pregnant at the time of the crash and doctors miraculously managed to deliver her unborn baby via emergency caesarean section.

The teenager will be eligible for parole in just two and a half years.