TEXARKANA, Ark. -- A man guilty of killing two children and a woman in a 2023 head-on collision on Interstate was sentenced to 69 years in prison during a hearing Monday at Miller County Courthouse.
Richard Gabriel Lopez, 44, pleaded guilty Jan. 31 to three counts of negligent homicide, one count of first-degree battery and one count of second-degree battery.
The battery charges were for two women who were injured when he drove his 2015 Ford Mustang into a 2017 Kia Optima carrying five people, including two children.
During sentencing, Judge Wren Autrey of the 8th Judicial Circuit South described Lopez's actions as "heinous," leading to "carnage."
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