Man guilty of vehicle homicide in Albuquerque girl's death
Dec. 21, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has been convicted of vehicular homicide in the death of a 10-year-old girl in Albuquerque.
Jurors deliberated about four hours Thursday before finding 24-year-old Xavier Nelson guilty but they acquitted him on a charge of street racing.
Prosecutors say Nelson faces up to six years in prison when he's sentenced.
They say Nelson was racing his car on Interstate 25 in November 2016 when he slammed into the back of a family's vehicle.
Carmen Esmerelda Rivera-Navarez was ejected from her family's car and pronounced dead at the scene.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that crash data showed Nelson's car was traveling 107 mph at the time of impact.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com