Last November, a drunk driver identified as Pablo Roman Trujillo Carrasco was charged after killing two teenage brothers in a car accident in California.
According to investigative reports, the DUI incident occurred early in the morning on November 17, 2019. Carrasco was driving in a Chevy truck with the two victims Cesar Perez, 19, and Louis Perez, 16. The Los Angeles Police said that the truck was traveling at an accelerated speed down Parthenia Street when it veered into the opposite lane. Shortly after, Carrasco lost control of his vehicle and smashed into two parked cars.
The crash caused the Chevy to flip and land on its roof, trapping all three occupants inside. After emergency medical personnel extracted them from the vehicle, the two brothers sadly succumbed to the severe injuries they sustained. Police noted that Carrasco was under the influence at the time of the crash. Unlike his passengers, he only suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Authorities do not know what Carrasco’s relationship was with the two brothers, however, they were leaving a quinceanera when the crash happened.
A Sentence Has Been Decided
This past Tuesday, Carrasco pleaded no contest to two felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. The courts sentenced him to 12 years in prison as a result of his DUI. For now, Carrasco is being held at the North County Correctional Facility, awaiting his new sentence.
It is not clear if Carrasco has a DUI attorney who will handle the proceedings of his case. For a case like this, he will need practiced attorneys who can provide proper representation and compassion.
I can only imagine the devastation of losing not one, but two of your children in an accident. No family should have to ever experience this. We send our deepest condolences to the Perez family.