“A truck driver who was facing a 110-year jail term for a deadly crash has had his sentence reduced to 10 years, following widespread outcry.
“Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ lorry crashed into traffic in 2019, killing four people in the US state of Colorado.
“At trial he was convicted on 27 counts, and the judge said state law forced him to impose the lengthy sentence.
“But on Thursday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis commuted what he called an “unjust” sentence.
“Aguilera-Mederos was transporting timber in the Rocky Mountains foothills when the deadly crash happened in April 2019.
“The lorry careered downhill into stationary traffic, bursting into flames and causing a major pile up in the city of Lakewood.”
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