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Driver sentenced for fatal crash he caused while intoxicated on 91 Freeway

November 19, 2010 |  1:18 pm

A 33-year-old Placentia man who was intoxicated when he caused a five-vehicle crash on the 91 Freeway that killed a woman and injured four others was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison, authorities said.

Isaac Robert Longo had earlier pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter. Prosecutors said Longo had two prior DUI convictions, which enhanced his sentence.

Longo admitted to being under the influence of marijuana and prescription drugs when he lost control of his pickup on Nov. 7, 2007, while trying to pass rush-hour traffic on the freeway shoulder at speeds in excess of 70 mph.

Longo’s truck fishtailed and slammed into a Honda sedan that was stopped in traffic in the far right lane, sending the vehicle into others. Killed was 82-year-old Cecelia Lopez, a passenger in the Honda being driven by her daughter.

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