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Washington man sentenced to 10 years for killing 1 in crash

A Washington man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after being convicted of vehicular homicide in a crash killing one and injuring two others.

The Yakima Herald reported Tuesday that 27-year-old Kyle Gaytan drove through an intersection and crashed into the driver's side of another car killing Maria Gonzalez and severely injuring her husband Raffaele Torres and 4-year-old grandson Santiago.

Authorities say the February 2018 crash was captured on video by a neighbor just outside Wapato.

Officials say Torres was injured in the crash and is still undergoing treatment for damage to one of his lungs.

Officials say Santiago suffered a severe head injury that will prevent him from playing sports.

Gaytan pleaded guilty last month to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, causing substantial bodily injury and drunk driving.

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