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A 24-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison for an alleged street racing crash in Hawthorne that killed an innocent motorist who was headed in the other direction.

Alfredo Perez Davila of Hawthorne pleaded no contest last week to gross vehicular manslaughter as jury selection was under way in his trial at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles.

One count each of murder and engaging in a motor vehicle speed contest were dismissed as a result of Davila’s plea in connection with the Jan. 15, 2016, death of Benjamin Golbin, a 36-year-old music teacher.

Davila’s co-defendant, Anthony Leon Holley, 41, is awaiting sentencing July 25, when he is expected to be sentenced to three years probation and 97 days already served in jail.

Holley — who was initially charged with counts including murder, gross vehicular manslaughter and engaging in a motor vehicle speed contest — pleaded no contest to a felony hit-and-run charge that is expected to be reduced to a misdemeanor.

Authorities said Davila was racing his Chevrolet Cobalt northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard against a Chevrolet Camaro being driven by Holley when Davila lost control of his vehicle and swerved across all lanes before slamming into the center median.

The Cobalt went airborne, eventually landing on Golbin’s Honda CRV, which was headed south on Crenshaw Boulevard, police said.

Golbin was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Crenshaw Boulevard near 135th Street.

Davila was arrested at the scene, while Holley surrendered later to police.

— City News Service

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