Sentencing in Fatal Crash

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving charges in a crash that killed two children in Meriden last year.

WVIT-TV reports  a judge on Monday sentenced 29-year-old Israel Gonzalez of Meriden to 12 years. He had pleaded guilty in February. After the sentencing, the victims’ family members said justice was not served.

The crash killed 5-year-old Tatiana Cruz and 8-year-old Lorenzo Cruz. The children’s parents and a 12-year-boy in their car also were injured, as was Gonzalez.

Police said Gonzalez’s blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit and his SUV was going 100 miles an hour when it plowed into the family’s car at about 2 a.m. on Nov. 3.


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