A San Diego man will spend three years behind bars for his role in a crash that killed a U.S. Marine.
Ezequiel Garcia, 30, pleaded guilty to felony hit and run in connection with the August 28 crash that killed U.S. Marine Sgt. Brandon Bizzarro.
Garcia made an illegal U-turn with a rental truck and fled the scene after colliding with Bizzarro on Douglas Drive in Oceanside. He drove back to the rental agency so he could get back his deposit, prosecutors argued.
He was also driving on an expired license at the time of the crash.
Garcia was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. The charge carries a maximum of four years in prison.
Bizzarro was a member of the Sinland MC Temecula club who has said they plan to hold a memorial ride for him sometime this month.