Santa Maria Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for DUI Murder of 14-Year-Old

Santa Maria, California – A man from Santa Maria has been handed a significant sentence for his role in a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a 14-year-old. Earnesto Nava Herrera, 27, was found guilty of several charges, including second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and hit and run causing death. The charges stem from a fatal crash that occurred on March 27, 2021, in Nipomo on Highway 101. Following the crash, …

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Intoxicated Santa Maria Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder for Fatal Highway 101 Crash

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – A Santa Maria man has been convicted of second-degree murder by a San Luis Obispo County jury for driving intoxicated and the wrong direction on Highway 101 in Nipomo, resulting in the death of a 14-year-old passenger. Earnesto Nava Herrera, the defendant, was driving heavily intoxicated when he collided with metal pipe fencing and a tree, then fled the scene in his vehicle and entered Highway 101 in the wrong …

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