April 15, 2024
Camp Pendleton gate. File picture

A Camp Pendleton-based Marine who drove drunk and precipitated the dying of a 12-year-old boy in an Oceanside automotive crash pleaded responsible Tuesday to gross vehicular manslaughter whereas intoxicated and DUI fees.

Edward Minot, 21, was arrested final summer season for the crash that killed Santiago Gaspar and injured two others within the automobile, together with the sufferer’s 6- year-old brother.

Minot was 20 years outdated on the time and he was additionally injured within the Fourth of July crash.

Minot, who was initially charged with homicide, is anticipated to be sentenced subsequent month to 13 years and eight months in state jail, in accordance with Deputy District Legal professional David Uyar.

In line with Oceanside police, the crash occurred about 11 p.m. after an Oceanside police officer was alerted to a white Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback close to Mission Avenue and Myers Avenue touring with no lights on.

“The officer tried to impact a visitors cease northbound on Myers Avenue simply south of Pier View Manner,” OPD Sgt. Clint Bussey stated. “The motive force did not yield and instantly sped north on Myers Avenue at a excessive fee of velocity.”

About 30 seconds later, the suspect’s automobile broadsided a blue Nissan Altima touring east on Surfrider Manner, the sergeant stated. Alcohol and velocity have been thought-about to be elements within the collision, Bussey stated.