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Abilene man who caused fatal crash while driving drunk avoids time in prison

Daniel Trujillo Gallo

An Abilene man who plead guilty back in May to a fatal drunk driving crash in July of 2016 will not be spending any time behind bars.

Daniel Trujillo Gallo, 25, of Abilene, was sentenced to 10 years of probation on Thursday.

Gallo will also have to pay $70,000 in restitution and will be required to speak to students about the dangers of driving while impaired.

On July 3, 2016, Gallo was driving a pickup truck with three passengers when he struck a curb and slid into a pole before colliding with another pickup truck parked in a driveway on North 10th Street.

One of Gallo's passengers, Christian Garcia, 22, of Anson, was killed in the crash and the other two passengers were taken to the hospital with severe injuries.

Gallo later confessed that he had consumed alcohol prior to driving on the night of the fatal wreck.

If Gallo violates any of the terms of his probation, he could potentially spend up to 20 years in prison.

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