- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - A man from Washington state has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison for drunken driving and manslaughter in an Eastern Oregon traffic crash that killed a 7-year-old girl.

The East Oregonian (https://stjr.nl/1Cy5buj) reports 30-year-old Jesus Moras Nava pleaded guilty on Thursday. His last address was listed in Paterson, Washington.

Authorities said he had a blood alcohol level of .15 percent, about twice the usual legal threshold.

In March, his vehicle slammed into the rear of a stopped vehicle at an intersection in Hermiston, killing Taleeya Maria Roquez, a first-grader in nearby Irrigon. She was properly restrained in the backseat.

Her mother survived serious injuries.



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Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.info

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