A driver who was drunk when he fled from the scene of a crash and collided with another car in North Hills, killing a 42-year-old woman, was sentenced Monday to more than 21 years to life in state prison.

Estuardo Alvarado was convicted April 3 of second-degree murder for the Feb. 19, 2017, collision that killed Sandra Duran.

The San Fernando jury was the second to hear the case. The first panel deadlocked on the murder count, but convicted the 47-year-old defendant of one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing injury, driving with a 0.08 percent blood alcohol content and hit-and-run driving, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Alvarado was driving a 1999 Dodge Durango on Sepulveda Boulevard when he rear-ended a car, then sped off, drove through a red light and slammed into the victim’s Toyota Camry, according to Santiago.

Duran was pronounced dead at the scene.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice previously told the Los Angeles Daily News that “Department of Homeland Security databases indicate Mr. Alvarado has been removed to Mexico five times since 1998, most recently in 2011.”

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