Man gets 12 years in prison for street-racing crash that killed pastor, wife

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.

VIDEO: Victims' son speaks at hearing

Allen Sabillon, the son of the victims, spoke in court about missing his regular phone call to his mother.

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