HOUSTON – A man charged in connection with a street-racing crash that killed a pastor and his wife last year was sentenced Tuesday and will spend 12 years in prison.
Investigators said Alexis De Larosa Sosa was driving a pickup the night of April 12, 2016, and racing a car on North Sam Houston Parkway. He ran a light at Bammel North Houston Road and crashed into a BMW.
Jesse Estrada Sabillon and his wife, Marisa, were in the BMW. Both died at the scene.
Sosa ran from the scene, investigators said, but turned himself in to authorities a few days later.
Sosa was charged with two counts of failure to stop and render aid and two counts of felony racing.
During a hearing Tuesday, Sosa pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 12 years in prison for each charge, to be served concurrently.
Allen Sabillon, the son of the victims, spoke in court about missing his regular phone call to his mother.