ALBUQUERQUE, NM - A man was sentenced after pleading guilty in connection with a fatal crash in Albuquerque, KRQE reported.
Elizardo Cortez of Albuquerque was driving in the area of Coal Avenue and Carlisle Boulevard in December 2021 when he struck and killed a pedestrian, Gerald Groth. Authorities said Cortez was driving under the influence of methamphetamine and THC at the time.
Cortez pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence. Judge Lucy Solimon sentenced Cortez to 27 years behind bars, of which the actual term of incarceration will be 12 years. He will serve five years of probation upon release, our Albuquerque auto accident attorney adds.
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