VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): Nearly a year and a half after the death of a 7-year-old Victorville boy, a 22-year-old man has been sentenced for his death caused by a DUI traffic collision. Armando Barragan was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison for charges related to the death of the small child.
On October 25, 2014, at around 10:00 p.m. Buena Park resident, Armando Barragan was driving northbound on the 15 freeway approaching State Route 138 in his 2008 GMC Sierra.
Kimberly Cannon-Wiley, a 29-year-old Victorville woman was driving northbound ahead of the truck at a slower rate of speed CHP officials said.
Barragan rear-ended the Saturn sending the vehicle careening into the metal guard rail. He then fled the scene of the collision leaving the woman and her small children behind in the mangled vehicle. Authorities located and detained Barragan shortly after.
Cannon-Wiley and her two children, a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy were all transported to Desert Valley Hospital for the treatment of injuries. Cannon-Wiley and her daughter sustained minor injuries, but 7-year-old Seth Wiley succumbed to major injuries that resulted from the collision.
Barragan was also transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was subsequently arrested. Barragan at his arraignment on, October 29, 2014, pleaded not guilty on all counts, including murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, two counts of DUI causing bodily injury and two counts of DUI .08 alcohol causing bodily injury.
As part of a plea bargain, the murder and two counts of DUI .08 alcohol causing bodily injury were dismissed. Barragan was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while under the influence and two counts of DUI causing bodily injury and was sentenced to 10 years.
Barragan was credited for two and a half years for time served which includes conduct credit. The remainder of his seven and a half years are also eligible for conduct credit which can make him eligible for parole in as little as 3 years and 9 months.
He will serve his time at the California Department of Corrections at Chino.