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Man headed to prison for car crash which killed one, seriously injured second in Ventura County

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A judge sentenced an Oxnard man to more than five years in state prison for a traffic collision which killed one teenage passenger, and seriously injured a second.

Driver gets five plus years sentence for June, 2021 crash in Ventura.

A Ventura County man is headed to prison for an alcohol-related car crash which killed one of his teenage passengers, and seriously injured a second.

It happened in June of last year. Nelson Manuel Rivas was driving on Highway 101 near Ventura when he lost control of the car, and crashed.

The 23-year-old Oxnard man pled guilty to felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, as well as other charges. He was sentenced to five years and eight months in state prison.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.