VISTA, Calif. — A drunken driver who hit and killed an Oceanside woman as she walked throughout an Escondido road together with her boyfriend final yr was sentenced Wednesday to four years in state jail.
Joel Francisco Juan, 33, pleaded guilty final month to vehicular manslaughter whereas intoxicated.
Juan was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI, together with an enhancement that his blood-alcohol degree was above .15 % on the time of the June three collision that killed 32-yr-previous Esmeralda Eusebio Guerrero.
Witnesses informed police that Juan — driving a Ford Ranger pickup — was touring west on East Washington Avenue near North Ash Road when he approached the couple crossing the road and swerved to keep away from Eusebio Guerrero’s boyfriend but as an alternative hit her, Escondido police Lt. Mike Kearney stated.
The victim — the mom of a 10-yr-previous daughter — was taken to Palomar Medical Middle with head accidents, multiple inner injuries and two damaged femurs. She was pronounced lifeless about 5 hours after the 12:forty a.m. crash.