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Las Vegas man convicted of murder, DUI in California Interstate 5 pileup

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-03 18:09:05-04

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Las Vegas man has been convicted of second-degree murder and driving under the influence for starting a Southern California chain-reaction crash that killed a woman, fractured her infant’s skull, and injured four other people.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Irving Abel Aguilar-Calixto was convicted by a jury on Tuesday.

The crashes began around 1:24 a.m. on Aug. 23, 2018.

Prosecutors say that Aguilar-Calixto was driving at more than 100 mph on Interstate 5 after a night of heavy drinking with friends in Anaheim when he crashed into another car, starting a pileup that killed 25-year-old Maria Osuna.