A man who led police on a brief Christmas Day pursuit in Pasadena that resulted in the death of a woman and her 11-year-old cousin was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in state prison.
Darrell Lee Williams, 25, was convicted Nov. 10 of two counts of voluntary manslaughter and five counts of assault with a deadly weapon involving an automobile.
The charges stemmed from the Dec. 25, 2012, crash that killed Tracey Ong Tan, 25, of Glendale and Kendrick Ng of Daly City.
Authorities said Williams was behind the wheel of a silver Dodge Durango that rolled through a stop sign near Claremont Street and Marengo Avenue. Williams — who was on parole and had a firearm in the vehicle — refused to stop, according to Deputy District Attorney Adan Montalban.
Police chased the vehicle for about 30 seconds before the SUV smashed into a van turning onto a Foothill (210) Freeway onramp from Marengo Avenue. Tan and the boy were killed on impact, and three other people inside the van were injured.
Williams has been behind bars since the day of the crash.
— City News Service