Alhambra man sentenced to prison for fatal DUI crash

An Alhambra man is going to prison for a deadly DUI crash on the 210 freeway in Claremont.

Ryan Munoz, 39, was sentenced to 15 year to life in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in September 2016, according to LA County District Attorney Spokesperson Sarah Ardalani.

The fatal crash happened in the early morning of June 28, 2014, when Mr. Munoz, driving westbound on the 210, crashed into another car. The driver of the hit vehicle survived but the passenger, 27-year-old Gevork Krpikyan, died.

Instead of stopping and giving help to the victims, Mr. Munoz waited a half-mile near the scene of the crash before fleeing 15 minutes later, Ms. Ardalani said. He was later found and apprehended on a Claremont street.

He was found to have a blood alcohol content level of at least .20 percent, and was on probation for a previous DUI incident in 2012.

Mr. Munoz initially pled not guilty, according to court records.

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