ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man has been convicted for his role in the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a car racing another vehicle on a city street.
The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office says 40-year-old Jose Vasquez was found guilty earlier this week on charges that included manslaughter as an accomplice and driving with a suspended license.READ MORE: ‘Shut Up And Make Babies’: Protesters Reveal Deeply Personal Stories Following SCOTUS Decision
Prosecutors say he and his friend, Jose Surrino, were racing each other on Lake Avenue in Rochester early on the morning of Sept. 3, 2016, when Surrino fatally struck a woman crossing the street.READ MORE: California Abortion Activists React To The End Of Roe V. Wade
Police say the two men were driving between 64 mph and 100 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Vazquez faces five to 15 years in state prison when he’s sentenced June 15.MORE NEWS: Tesla Fire In Alameda County Grows To Over 500 Acres
Surrino goes to trial in May.