Man sentenced in fatal crash

SAN DIEGO — The man charged in the August death of a Kauai High School graduate was sentenced to the maximum term Friday.

Roy Dunkin, 51, was sentenced in the San Diego Superior Court to 11 years and eight months in prison on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence, causing injury to more than one person, said Steve Walker, spokesman for the San Diego District Attorney.

He was sentenced in connection to the death of Lucas Makana Riley, 24, who graduated from Kauai High School in 2010.

Riley moved to San Diego, where he graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University.

On Aug. 20, Dunkin, from Ramona, Calif., was driving a full-size GMC Denali HD pickup heading north along state Route 67 about 7 p.m. when he crossed the center lane into the southbound lane, according to reports.

The pickup first hit a Buick sedan and then collided head-on with Riley’s car, a Mini Cooper.

The impact set the Mini Cooper on fire; by the time crews arrived on scene, flames had engulfed the car and trapped the victim inside, according to reports.

Riley died at the scene.

Dunkin, who suffered a broken wrist as a result of the wreck, had a blood alcohol content of .16 to .18, and several beer cans were found in his car, according to reports.

He pleaded guilty to the charges against him on Sept. 2.

During Friday’s proceedings, Dunkin was represented by Seusan Gerard, public defender. Cally Bright was the deputy district attorney involved in the case.

Dunkin did not address the court during his sentencing, according NBC 7.


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