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Sparks Man Found Guilty in Crash That Killed Two People in 2016

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Ricardo Alonzo Fuentes, Jr. Ricardo Alonzo Fuentes, Jr.

UPDATE: The DA's Office reports that Ricardo Alonzo Fuentes, Jr., was sentenced to 20 years for two counts of DUI causing death, to be served consecutively to 40 years total.

Fuentes will be eligible for parole after 14 years (seven for each count).

He will also have to pay $5,000 in restitution for each victim, bringing the total to $10,000.

In April of 2016, Fuentes was driving north on Rock Blvd. when he ran a red light and struck another car going eastbound on Mill Street.

Saul Garcia, 30, and Janet Gonzalez-Contreras, 29, both died on scene.


Original Story: The Washoe County District Attorney's Office says a Sparks man will be sentenced in May after he was found guilty last week in a crash that killed two people in August 2016. 

Police say 38-year-old Ricardo Alonzo Fuentes, Jr. was found guilty of two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death. 

Authorities say he was driving north on Rock Blvd. when his car ran a red light and struck another car headed eastbound on Mill Street near Rock. 

30-year-old Saul Garcia and 29-year-old Janet Gonzalez-Contreras, both of Sparks, died at the scene. 

Fuentes faces up to 40 years in prison. 

Also, the DA's Office says 22-year-old Matthew Svetlik was sentenced to 15 years in prison after previously pleading guilty to one count of DUI Alcohol and/or controlled substances resulting in the death of 21-year-old Danica Jensen of Reno.

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