Drunken Trucker Gets 8 Years in Fatal Crash

A truck driver who slammed his asphalt-hauling big rig into a stalled pickup truck while drunk, killing two people and injuring four others, was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison.

Darryl Antoine Love, 28, who pleaded guilty Oct. 16 to two counts of vehicular manslaughter and one count of drunk driving, was sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Reid.

Deputy Dist. Atty. Jeff Oscodar said Love, while drunk last Nov. 23, crashed his tractor-trailer rig into a pickup that was stalled on the shoulder of the westbound Santa Monica Freeway near Arlington Avenue.

Two men in the pickup, Florentino Lopez and Marvin Escovar, were killed. Four other passengers were injured.

Oscodar said that since late 1985, Love has been cited 12 times for moving violations, five times for expired registration, four times for equipment violations, and once for driving without a license.

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