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A Canyon Country man who pleaded in the fatal hit and run involving an Arroyo Seco music teacher is expected to be sentenced next week.
A Canyon Country man who pleaded in the fatal hit and run involving an Arroyo Seco music teacher is expected to be sentenced next week.

Canyon Country Man Faces Sentencing In Hit And Run Of Teacher

A Canyon Country man who pleaded in the fatal hit and run involving an Arroyo Seco music teacher is expected to be sentenced next week.

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Lucas Guidroz, 26, of Canyon Country, is expected to receive a sentence of 10 years in prison Monday. He pleaded no contest to a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run driving resulting in death.

On May 25, Guidroz crashed his car into Arroyo Seco music and math teacher Rod Bennett as he rode a bicycle on Placerita Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, according to officials. Guidroz then fled the scene and turned himself in several days later.

Guidroz was arrested May 27, and he’s been in custody since.

Bennett died at the hospital as a result of his injuries.

The case was investigated by the California Highway Patrol, Newhall Station.

Deputy District Attorney SuSu Scott prosecuted the case.

 

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Canyon Country Man Faces Sentencing In Hit And Run Of Teacher

One comment

  1. Thank you, Lucas, for coming forward. Fear and horror at what happened brought you to the right choice, as well as a sense of responsibility and sorrow at the results of your action. God be good to you for your
    honesty.
    Prayers and God’s loving comfort to Rod’s family. May they be able to forgive in time.

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