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Two men plead guilty in Rowland Heights street racing death

December 4, 2009 |  7:13 pm

Two men charged in the death of a woman who was killed when one of them lost control of their cars during a street race last year pleaded guilty today to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, authorities said.

Elias Sibiano Munoz, 21, of La Mirada and Brian Rene Galvez, 24, of Rowland Heights face 10 years in prison as part of a deal with prosecutors, Los Angeles County district attorney’s office spokeswoman Shiara Dávila-Morales said.

The two men were accused of racing each other on March 2, 2008, reaching speeds of more than 80 mph in the Rowland Heights area. Munoz lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole, Dávila-Morales said. A passenger, Ondrea Alvarez, 20, of Bellflower, was killed in the crash.

--Jack Leonard