A Santa Ana man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for an alcohol-related crash that killed two people on the southbound Orange (57) Freeway in Diamond Bar in 2017.
Vincent Delavega, 31, pleaded no contest in January to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the Oct. 28, 2017, deaths of Eduardo Goncalves-Lins, 28, of Costa Mesa, and his passenger, Paula Queiroz-Lopes, 24, of Diamond Bar.
Goncalves-Lins was driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla south on the freeway when he veered to the right and crashed into the back of a tow truck parked on the right shoulder just south of Diamond Bar Boulevard shortly before 3 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. About a minute later, Delavega’s Toyota Tacoma struck the Corolla, and both the driver and passenger were thrown onto the freeway, a CHP spokesman said.
Delavega, who suffered fractured ribs and bruises to his chest, was arrested at the scene.
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