Man who plead guilty to street racing crash that killed 3 sentenced

Connor Tomlinson sentenced to 14 years for crash that killed three people. (Provided Photo/IMPD)
Connor Tomlinson sentenced to 14 years for crash that killed three people. (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The man who plead guilty to a street racing crash that killed three people was sentenced to 14 years Friday morning.

Connor Thomlinson was sentenced for a crash that killed Rebeca Rodriguez-Gomez, her daughter Jasmine Aldai, and Rogelio Legorreta. The crash happened on Dec. 23, 2015, on the South East Street overpass at Interstate 465.

In September, Thomlinson plead guilty to three counts of reckless homicide. He was sentenced to fives years in the Indiana Department of Correction, three years in Marion County Community Corrections on home detention and six years on probation on Friday.

“Our sympathies go to the families of Ms. Rodriguez-Gomez, her daughter Jasmine, and Mr. Legorreta. This senseless tragedy and the loss suffered by their families was the result of Mr. Tomlinson’s choice to engage in horribly reckless behavior,” commented Prosecutor Curry after the sentence was ordered. “We are pleased that through this plea agreement he has been held accountable for that choice and hope that this sentence serves as a warning for others who would take such risks.”

Police said Tomlinson was driving a Ford Mustang and accelerated rapidly from a spotlight when the road was wet. According to data, the accelerator pedal has been at 99 percent for approximately four seconds before the crash happened. Tomlinson lost control of the vehicle and struck the median, causing the vehicle to go airborne. The Mustang then struck the Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Rogelio Legorreta, which was traveling the opposite direction.