In plea deal, man is sentenced to 22 years in fiery street race that killed 3 people One moment, Alfonso Morillo III was asleep in the back seat of his friend’s Nissan on the way back from Disneyland. Two weeks later, he awoke from a coma in a hospital.
Morillo, now 23, and six others were injured Feb. 27, 2016, when a man who was street racing lost control of his Dodge Challenger and slammed into a UPS truck. The truck flipped, hitting the center divider of the 5 Freeway in Commerce and landing on the Nissan that Morillo and three of his friends were in, shearing off the roof.
The multi-vehicle crash killed the UPS driver, Scott Treadway, 52. Two of Morillo’s friends — Michelle Littlefield, 19, and Brian Lewandowski, 18, were also killed. Four others — including Morillo — were seriously injured.
On Friday, the driver, Dealio Lockhart, 38, was sentenced to 22 years and four months in prison as part of a plea deal. During the sentencing, victims spoke of the immeasurable tragedy of the crash and how their lives will never be the same.
“I kept asking myself why … why did this happen to us?” Morillo told a […]