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Delano doctor sentenced for striking, killing pedestrian in 2016

Records show Dr. Afron was using his phone
Posted at 1:33 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 16:34:52-04

A Delano doctor was sentenced last week for hitting and killing a pedestrian in 2016.

Dr. Alphonso Remedio Afron pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

On Oct. 4, 2016, Dr. Afron was driving westbound on Cecil Avenue when he failed to yield to Ruby Annette Caraan who was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. His car struck Caraan, who later died of her injuries.

Cellphone records showed Dr. Afron was using his phone at the time of the crash. 

Dr. Afron was sentenced to a fine and three years of court probation.