Drunk Driver Sentenced in Southern California Fatal Accident

A drunk driver responsible for the wrongful death of a Southern California couple was sentenced to 13 years in prison, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Louis Fragoso, 20, plead guilty to a felony count of vehicular manslaughter in December after driving drunk and causing the fatal car accident.

Fragoso was drunk when he was driving his white Mercedes-Benz and slammed head-on with a couple in a Toyota Scion. The couple, 25-year-old Alan Reyes and 24-year-old Vanessa Cease, were killed instantly on State Route 91. The couple had plans to marry, according to prosecutors.

Of all fatal accidents recorded in 2009, 32% involved alcohol. Three out of every ten Americans will be in an alcohol-related  car accident at some point in their life. Of all the people age 21-24 involved in a fatal car accident, 35% were above the legal blood-alcohol limit. Despite increased awareness, drinking and driving continues to be a problem. Have you or a loved one been injured or killed as a result of the actions of a drunk driver?

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