(CNS) — A North Hills man has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in state prison for a DUI crash that killed a woman and seriously injured her 23-month-old daughter.

Jose Armando Macias Jr., who will turn 24 on Saturday, May 25, pleaded guilty March 21 to one felony count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, causing injury, along with an allegation of inflicting great bodily injury upon a child under the age of 5.

Macias was driving while impaired when his car crashed into Ruth Chinchilla as the 34-year-old woman was removing her daughter from a car seat in a vehicle parked in front of their North Hills home on Woodley Avenue, near Parthenia Street, on the night of Nov. 26, 2017.

Chinchilla died at the scene and her daughter was seriously injured.

Macias was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division shortly after the crash and has remained behind bars since then.

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