Joseph Maez, 26, pleaded no contest Aug. 16 to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The Long Beach Police Department said that the crash happened just after 9 p.m. Saturday when Gossage was crossing Los Coyotes Diagonal at Deborah Street in a marked crosswalk just north of Willow Street.
The boy was crossing Los Coyotes Diagonal at Deborah Street just after 9 p.m. when an SUV struck him, police said.
Krista Nichols was riding with her boyfriend when he crashed, killing her and her unborn child. Police say he was driving under the influence.
The crash happened just before 6 p.m. on PCH near Technology Place on the western edge of Long Beach.
The wrong-way driver was first spotted at around 5:20 a.m. Multiple 911 callers reported she was driving up to 90 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene and at least one vehicle caught fire, the CHP said.
The victim ran “directly into the path” of another vehicle, the CHP said.
Joseph Maez, the 26-year-old driver who was arrested after the June 12 accident that killed 59-year-old Mitchel Morales, was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injury and driving with a blood-alcohol content over .08 and causing injury.
A man in a wheelchair who was fatally struck by a suspected drunk driver more than a week ago has been identified by authorities as Mitchell Morales, 59, who died from his injuries at Stearns Street and Radnor Avenue in the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach.