Manuel Jesus Galindo, a 24-year-old man, has been sentenced to only two years in prison for a crash in Santa Ana that killed a passenger in his vehicle.
Galindo pleaded guilty on Wednesday to gross vehicular manslaughter.
He was driving a 2013 Hyundai Sonata that was southbound on Newhope Street about 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2019, when the Sonata struck another car and then slammed into a street pole at Westminster Boulevard, according to the SAPD.
Kobe Kidwell, a 20-year-old resident of Santa Ana was sitting on the passenger side which took the brunt of the impact. He later died of his injuries.
Galindo was seriously injured in the crash and two women in the back seat of his car were also injured and were taken to an area hospital.