- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A man convicted of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a woman in Denver on Christmas Day 2013 has been sentenced to 34 years in prison.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that 39-year-old Johnny Gilbert was sentenced last week for the death of 35-year-old Dora Gaytan-Esparza, whose husband and two children were also injured.

Prosecutors say Gilbert ran a red light and crashed into the family’s car as they were returning home from a Christmas Eve celebration. He then fled the scene.

Gilbert was convicted of several charges, including vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and driving under the influence.

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