A Reading man has been sentenced to two-to-six years in state prison for his role in the April DUI crash on Route 422, which claimed the life of 19-year-old Armando Mora-Lemus.
According to a report by Carl Hessler with the Pottstown Mercury, 22-year-old Marco Cuevas Mora received the sentence after he enter a guilty plea on charges of homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol. Mora, who is a Mexican citizen, could also face deportation proceedings once paroled from prison, according to the report.
The crash occurred shortly after midnight on April 22, when Mora lost control of his 2000 Volkswagon Jetta while traveling 79 miles-per-hour between Grosstown Road and the Route 100 overpass on westbound 422. The vehicle reportedly went over a guardrail and traveled over 117 in the air before the rear of the vehicle struck the ground off of the roadway in the woods.
Mora-Lemus, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was ejected from the vehicle and died on scene from injuries sustained in the crash. Both Mora and a third passenger sustained injuries and were transported to Reading Hospital for treatment. Mora reportedly had a blood-alcohol content of 0.109 percent at the time of the crash.
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