Driver in ‘Zombie Walk' Crash Learns Fate

The San Diego man who plowed through a group of people during a "Zombie Walk" event outside Comic-Con last year will not spend time behind bars.

Matthew Pocci was sentenced Friday to three years of probation and 60 days of electronic monitoring after he was convicted of felony reckless driving causing serious injury. His driver license is revoked for one year.

He faced a maximum of three years in prison with the possibility of probation, per the judge's discretion.

Prosecutors argued Pocci was angry and impatient when he drove into a crowd at the July 2014 event, but the defense argued Pocci was frightened by the group dressed in zombie costumes and panicked when he accelerated through the crowd.

Cynthia Campbell was photographing the Zombie Walk event when she was hit by Pocci’s vehicle and was caught underneath the car. She suffered serious injuries in the collision.

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