A 19-year-old driver involved in a street race that killed two people was sentenced Monday to one year in jail.
Carlos Hernandez pleaded no contest last week to two counts of reckless driving causing injury and one count of vehicular manslaughter.
In addition to jail time, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gary J. Ferrari ordered Hernandez to participate in a hospital and morgue program and to attend classes on the consequences of reckless driving.
On Jan. 29, 2015, Hernandez and 18-year-old Elexis Garcia were racing along Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington. Garcia had three passengers in her car, including her 16-year-old brother Elias and two friends.
When Hernandez’s truck suddenly moved sideways into Garcia’s lane, Garcia lost control of her car and veered into oncoming traffic. She and her brother died in the crash and the two other passengers were seriously injured.
A restitution hearing was set for July 27.
–City News Service