A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing a fatal Seminole County crash that killed a 9-year-old girl. The unfortunate accident occurred last year on March 29, 2021. Following a lengthy trial, the suspect was finally sentenced at the Seminole County courthouse on Thursday, July 8.
According to the details shared by the authorities, the tragic Seminole County crash took place at the intersection of the Jamestown Boulevard and Montgomery Road. Ulises Mora, 42, was traveling in a Porsche at the time. A second vehicle, identified as an Acura, was passing through the intersection at the time. It was occupied by four members of the Carro family.
The Porsche crashed into the Acura at a speed of around 80 mph. The sheer impact of the collision caused the Acura to be split into half. Both rear passengers of the Acura were ejected as a result. These were identified as Joshua Carro, 12, and Keilani Carro, 9.
Keilani Carro was thrown 176 feet after being ejected from the vehicle. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and suffered fatal injuries. Joshua Carro also suffered serious injuries although he survived the wreck.
Following the crash, preliminary investigations revealed that Mora was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. His blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was found to be 0.123, which was well above the legal limit of 0.08. Mora was also speeding at the time and his speed was 80mph in a 40mph zone.
The trial for indicting Mora for the crash culminated on Thursday when a plea agreement was reached between both sides. As a part of this arrangement, Mora has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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