SALT LAKE CITY — A Kearns man has been sentenced to spend up to 15 years in prison for causing a deadly crash while driving under the influence.
Third District Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills handed down the sentence Friday to 45-year-old Manuel de Jesus Guinea, who earlier pleaded guilty to felony automobile homicide.
Police say he crashed his truck into the back of a Subaru that was carrying 3-year-old Zane Thurber in late January. The boy died later that night.
The impact pushed the Subaru into the car in front of it, causing a chain-reaction that involved four other vehicles and injured nine other people.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1pFYuTU ) the judge said Guinea is a native of El Salvador and will be turned over to immigration officials for deportation upon release.
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