Los Angeles (KTLA) -- A hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 59-year-old woman and her infant granddaughter as they walked through a crosswalk in San Gabriel has been sentenced to 12 years and four months in state prison, prosecutors said Thursday.
Dennis Anthony Perez, who has previous DUI-related arrests, pleaded guilty Thursday two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Perez, 48, also admitted to fleeing the scene after hitting Mei Li, 59, and 18-month-old Paisley Chen on the evening of Oct. 26, 2018, prosecutors said.
The victims were taken to a nearby hospital where they were later pronounced dead.
Investigators identified the vehicle involved and Perez was arrested four days after the crash.