An Orange County Superior Court Judge sentenced 24-year-old Andrew Thomas Gallo to 51 years to life in prison in connection with the DUI collision that killed Angeles pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, Henry Pearson, 25, and Courtney Stewart, 20, The Orange County Register reports. The April 12, 2010 car accident in Fullerton also left Jon Wilhite, 24, with major injuries. Gallo was, who was found guilty back in September, driving with a suspended driver’s license after a 2006 DUI conviction, and, with a blood alcohol concentration that was three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent at the time of the fatal car accident.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Car Accident
Gallo drove his parents’ minivan through a red light at the intersection of Orangethorpe Avenue and Lemon Street after a night of drinking and struck the Mitsubishi Eclipse carrying Adenhart and the others. Not only did Gallo get drunk, drive, hit and kill three young people and seriously injure another, but he and his companion also abandoned their vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Gallo was convicted of second-degree murder, drunk driving and hit-and-run.