He gets maximum sentence for DUI crash that killed Raeleen and Raegan Sorenson
Vincent Moroyoqui was handed the maximum possible sentence for killing Raeleen and Reagan Sorenson.
Moroyoqui was sentenced to two consecutive 15-to-life sentences on Tuesday for his convictions of second-degree murder of the Taft mother and daughter on July 20, 2017.
Moroyoqui had a blood alcohol of .246 and was driving eastbound on Highway 119 at speeds of up to 99 miles per hour when he went into the westbound lanes of the highway and collided with the Sorensons' car.
The sentence was handed down in Kern County Superior Court.
Moroyoqui, who has been held in custody since his arrest the day of the crash, was ordered to start serving his sentence at Wasco State Prison.
Moroyoqui was convicted of two counts of second degree murder and two counts of felony gross vehicular manslaughter in April.
"The death of these victims, mother and daughter, was completely devastating to their family members and to their friends in our westside community of Taft," Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer said after the trial. "The District Attorney’s Office is committed to bring to justice intoxicated drivers who prey upon the innocent on our roadways."