A Wilmington man was sentenced Friday to 34 years to life in prison for a DUI crash on the 405 Freeway in 2012 that killed two construction workers, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.
Yocio Jonathan Gomez, 25, was driving a Ford Explorer at 90 mph through a construction zone on the 405 Freeway in Torrance on July 22, 2012, when he rear-ended a Lexus SUV, which spun out of control.
The SUV struck and killed Ramon Lopez and Ricardo Zamora, according to court testimony. A third worker was injured.
The men, who were employed by
Gomez was convicted April 25 of two counts each of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one count each of DUI causing injury and DUI with a blood-alcohol level above .08%, with two or more priors, the district attorney's office said.
On the night of the crash, Gomez had left a gathering of friends in Long Beach with a .21% blood-alcohol level. He ignored partygoers who asked him to spend the night because he had been drinking, prosecutors said.