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Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Vehicular Manslaughter

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Apr 06, 2009 | 0 Comments

Oscar Omar Guerca, 30 of Santa Ana plead guilty to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, hit and run with injury and fleeing the scene of an accident. He was sentenced by Commissioner Leininger to 16 years in state prison for the crash that killed Marco Antonio Aguilar, 33.

Guerca was travelling down the 55 freeway near Chapman Ave when he approached a Caltrans crew. Caltrans had placed warning for motorists to slow down for the work crew but Guerca failed to heed those warnings.

Aguilar, who had slowed to approximately 15 mph for the freeway work crew was killed instantly when he was struck from behind by Guerca. Guerca's vehicle was determined to be going 96 mph at the time of impact and witnesses say he didn't slow or swerve before making contact with Aguilar. Once Guerca struck Aguilar, he fled the scene on foot.

Aguilar was a married father of two and was returning home to his family when he was killed. Police determined Guerca's blood alcohol level to be .13 two hours after the crash.

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Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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