An accident can lead to serious charges, particularly if it causes serious injury or death. Even though it may have been unintentional, driving recklessly can lead to serious charges if injuries result from those actions. Those affected by these accidents often look to law enforcement to punish the people who cause these accidents.
Ramiro Gerrardo Pedemonte, a 20-year-old young man from Tucker, Georgia, was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week. The prison sentence results from his involvement in a crash that killed 33-year-old Leah O’Brien, a Lakeside High School teacher. O’Brien was also one of Pedemonte’s teachers and was on her way to chaperone the prom the evening she was killed.
Pedemonte pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving, and three counts of serious injury by vehicle. All of these charges come from an April 25, 2015 wreck.
Also injured in the accident was O’Brien’s 8-year-old daughter, Kori. The child suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for 13 days.
At the time of the accident, both parties were headed to the Lakeside High School prom. O’Brien was on her way to drop off her daughter before heading to the dance to act as a chaperone.
At the time of the accident, Pedemonte was only 19 years old, but was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour in a rental car. He t-boned O’Brien’s vehicle at the intersection of Scott Blvd and Ridley Drive.
Following his prison term, Pedemonte will have to serve 15 years of probation and his license will be suspended for five years.
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