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March 2, 2020: Man Sentenced For Vehicular Manslaughter, DUI

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A man was sentenced today to three years in state prison for killing a husband and injuring his wife in a traffic collision on Interstate 10 in 2017, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Kaveh Faturechi of the Justice System Integrity Division said Luis Angel Ureno, 29, pleaded no contest last month to one felony count each of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated without gross negligence and driving with a .08% blood alcohol content causing injury.

On Sept. 18, 2017, shortly after midnight, Ureno was driving at a high rate of speed on the San Bernardino Freeway in Pomona when he struck the back of another car. The driver of the other car, 42-year-old Hector Espinoza, was killed and his wife suffered major injuries.

Ureno was an officer with the Department of Homeland Security at the time of the incident.

Case BA475441 was investigated by the California Highway Patrol.