ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15NF0575
Date: September 8, 2015
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was convicted and sentenced today for causing a crash that killed a motorcyclist and driving away from the scene without rendering aid or assistance. Antonio Carranza, 74, Anaheim, pleaded guilty to one felony count of hit and run with death and one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence. He was sentenced to one year in jail and three years formal probation.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2014, Carranza was driving westbound on Adele Street and approached a stop sign at the intersection of Anaheim Boulevard. Carranza attempted to make a left turn at the intersection as 41-year-old Fernando Velasquez rode his motorcycle southbound on Anaheim Boulevard. Carranza pulled forward through the turn and stopped as the victim swerved right to avoid colliding into the defendant’s vehicle. The victim lost control of his motorcycle and struck a parked car and was thrown off his motorcycle where he struck a tree and died at the scene. The defendant continued through the intersection and failed to render aid or assistance to the victim and drove away from the scene. Continue reading