In August, Quoc Tran, 27, of Osseo pled guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the crash that killed 18-year-old Diana Roias-Martinez and 19-year-old Christopher Bunay. Both teenagers were recent graduates of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.
The crash occurred on September 26, 2017 at 1:34 a.m. Prosecutors said Tran admitted to drinking 10 shots of tequila in less than two hours while bar hopping. As he left downtown Minneapolis, he drove down an I-94 exit ramp, rather than an entrance ramp, and entered the freeway in the wrong direction.
At Lowry Avenue, he struck another car head-on, killing the driver, Roias-Martinez, and her passenger, Bunay.
Prosecutors will be seeking the recommended sentence of eight years in prison. Tran’s attorney said he will ask for a lesser sentence.
Family and friends of the victims gave emotional statements at Tuesday’s sentencing hearing. The parents Rois-Martinez and Bunay said the two had "bright futures"and that they do not agree with the plea agreement because they wanted the maximum sentence allowed under the law.