A North Hills man is facing more than 12 years in state prison for a DUI crash that killed a woman and seriously injured her 23-month-old daughter, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
Jose Armando Macias Jr., 23, pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, causing injury, along with an allegation of inflicting great bodily injury upon a child under the age of 5.
Macias was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he crashed into Ruth Chinchilla as the 34-year-old woman was removing her daughter from a car seat in a vehicle parked in front of their North Hills home on Woodley Avenue, near Parthenia Street, on the night of Nov. 26, 2017, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Chinchilla died at the scene and her daughter was seriously injured.
Macias was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division shortly after the crash and has remained behind bars since then, according to jail records.
He is due back in a San Fernando courtroom for sentencing April 24, when he is facing 12 years and eight months in state prison under the terms of a negotiated plea agreement.
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