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Man gets 2 years in prison for fatal accident

September 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man who allegedly caused a two-car fatal collision on the 10 Freeway earlier this year received the maximum sentence of two years in state prison Friday.Last January, while driving on the 10 Freeway, Juan Carlos Acosta Lopez, 21, reportedly hit a truck in front of him causing it to lose control and overturn. A passenger riding with Lopez was killed and the driver of the truck was seriously injured in the accident.

Lopez pleaded no contest to a felony count of hit and run with injury and a misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter.

The defendant has been dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corp., according the defense attorney.