NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - A Southington man is headed to prison after a car crash that left two children dead in Bristol last year.
Michael Luponio was sentenced Thursday in New Britain to 15 years behind bars. He pleaded no contest in October to charges of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault.
Police say the 27-year-old Luponio’s vehicle crossed over the center line last December and struck a vehicle being driven by 31-year-old Kayla Torres, of Meriden. Torres’s two children, 7-year-old Veronica Martinez and 4-year-old Yvette Martinez, were killed. Torres and a passenger, along with Luponio and his passenger, were seriously hurt.
Police say Luponio was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
The Record-Journal reports that Luponio requested copies of two letters written by the crash victims.
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