HOUSTON, TX – A man pleaded guilty to multiple charges stemming from a deadly 2019 crash last Friday, reports ABC 13.
The collision in question occurred around 1 a.m. on March 1, 2019 in the Clear Lake area of Houston.
Erik Julian De Leon was driving north on Galveston Rd near Pineloch Dr when his Dodge pickup struck a smaller Mazda truck, traveled through an intersection, and then collided with a Lyft car.
The crash killed Billy Satterfield, a passenger in the lift, and put its driver, Ezatullah Safi, in a coma.
Satterfield was less than 5 miles away from his home and was texting with his wife at the time of the collision.
Prior to the crash, Leon was seen drinking shots at a bar.
Leon pleaded guilty to multiple charges of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle on July 2. He has been sentenced to 10 years for second-degree intoxicated manslaughter and two years for third-degree intoxicated manslaughter, although the sentences will run concurrently.
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