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Man Sentenced to 34 Years Imprisonment for Auto Crash that Killed Oregon Mother and Four Children

Recently, a man received a prison sentence of 34 years for causing a crash that claimed the lives of an Oregon mother and four children back in October 2017. The man, Favian Garcia, accepted a plea deal owning responsibility for the deadly crash that occurred on Highway 99E north of Salem.

Details of the Deadly Crash

The killed mother, Lisette Medrano-Perez, 25, was driving into a corner on the highway when she collided nearly head-on with Garcia, who was driving an SUV.

The collision led to a fatal crash that killed Lisette, her children, and other children. As identified by the police, the children are Angelina Vazquez-Crisp, 2; Dayanara Medrano-Perez, 4; Andrus Medrano-Contreras, 6; Ricardo Medrano-Contreras, 8.

Cause of Fatal Collision

Court evidence depicts that Garcia had a high level of alcohol in his blood, which was four times more than the legal limit.

Nevertheless, Garcia denied drinking all day. Instead, he says he was “hungover.”

After the crash investigation, it was discovered that Garcia was indeed responsible of the accident.

Statistics of Drunk Driving

According to the survey data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Institute of Health, and the National Safety Council:

  • Between 2006-2017, the NHTSA reported over 10,000 deaths caused by drunk driving collisions.
  • In 2007 alone, there were more than 56,000 deadly traffic crashes that occurred on American roads. 22% of the drivers involved in these accidents were drunk or under the alcohol-related influence.
  • In 2010, almost 33,000 fatalities happened in motor vehicle crashes. The economic implication of these crashes cost approximately $836 billion. Of this estimated sum, drunk drivers accounted for 5.26% of this cost.
  • Between 1991 and 2017, the rate of drunk fatalities has drastically reduced by almost 50% per 100,000 people. For drivers who are below 21, the rate decreased by 68%

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