A driver who crashed and killed a passenger, a young El Cajon man, after going 100 mph, was sentenced Dec. 14 to seven years in state prison.
San Diego Superior Court Judge Timothy Walsh ordered Sajjad Ismael, 20, to pay $7,500 for the funeral expenses of Isaac Garcia, 18, who was killed on May 17.
Ismael was in a hurry to take his friends to the beach at 1:30 p.m. on Interstate 8 near Waring Road when he clipped another vehicle. That caused his vehicle to travel up a hillside where it struck two trees and then rolled back down to the freeway.
Source: East County Californian