Guilty Plea & Sentencing set for Erika Alaniz in the April 2008 death of Dalia Jimenez & injury to Orlandrus “OL” Oliver.
WHEN: Wednesday – May 26th 9am
WHERE: 188th District Court, Longview, Tx (Gregg Co.)
Judge David Brabham presiding
WHAT: On April 25th 2008, Orlandrus “OL” Oliver was struck on SH 31 in Gregg County by a 19 year old alleged drunk driver, Erika Alaniz. OL, who was a recruiter for Texas State Technical College at the time, had just left a baseball game. DPS reports show that Alaniz, who had been drinking, was speeding on a wet roadway, attempted to change lanes and lost control of her vehicle. Alaniz’s vehicle crossed over the median and struck the vehicle OL was driving. The crash broke both of OL’s legs and arms, his hip, pelvis and two ribs. Dalia Jimenez, who was a passenger in Alaniz’s vehicle, died from injuries sustained in the crash. Erika Alaniz has agreed to plead guilty to the charges and put her fate in the hands of Judge Brabham for sentencing. OL will be available for comment following the hearing. MADD East Texas will be present to support the victims of this 100% preventable crime. For further details on the case please contact the Gregg County DA’s office at 903-236-8440.
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