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March 12, 2019: Man Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter, DUI

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
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A man has been charged with killing a husband and injuring his wife in a traffic collision on Interstate 10 two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Luis Angel Ureno (dob 12/2/90) was charged in case BA475441 with one count each of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence causing injury and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content causing injury.

Ureno, who was an officer with the Department of Homeland Security at the time of the incident, pleaded not guilty to the charges today. He is scheduled to return April 2 for a preliminary hearing setting in Department 50 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The case was filed for warrant on Feb. 28.

Deputy District Attorney Kaveh Faturechi of the Justice System Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.

On Sept. 18, 2017, shortly after midnight, Ureno was allegedly driving at a high rate of speed on Interstate 10 in Pomona when he struck the back of another car. The driver of the other car, 42-year-old Hector Soltero, was killed and his wife, Roxana Pena Beltran, suffered major injuries.

If convicted as charged, Ureno faces nine years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.