Pleads guilty

Lionel Toores- Mendozia

Lionel Torres-Mendozia was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 15 years probation in Pierce County Superior Court for two counts of homicide by vehicle for the 2020 accident in Bristol that resulted in the deaths of Dan Jr. and Jamie Young of Jacksonville, FL.

Mendozia pled guilty March 17 to two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of hit and run and driving under the influence (DUI) in the case. The plea deal was finalized the last week of April. He was sentenced by Judge J. Kelly Brooks to 10 years on the homicide by vehicle charges, one year on the hit and run charge and one year on the DUI charge.