The Los Angeles Daily News reported recently that a motor vehicle accident along the 5 Freeway in Anaheim two years ago resulted in the sentencing of a Los Angeles man Monday after he pleaded guilty to charges including manslaughter and other felonies.
According to officials from the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred between 2:45 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Saturday, March 13, 2019 along the 5 Freeway near Euclid Street. The Los Angeles man, 32 years of age, was driving a 2010 Toyota and he was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, when he slammed into a 2019 Freightliner box truck. His passenger, a person from Los Angeles 28 years of age, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident from the injuries they sustained during the wreck.
The man pleaded guilty on November 20, 2020 to charges including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, and driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of 0.08.
For his role in the deadly collision, the man was sentenced on Monday, February 1, 2021 to six years in prison.