Tulare County Man Found Guilty In Death Of 11-Year-Old Driver

TULARE, Calif. (AP) – A Tulare County jury found a Woodville man guilty in the death of an 11-year-old boy who was driving, ran a stop sign and got hit by another car.

Members of the jury said on Tuesday that 35-year-old Froylon Gonzalez Zamora was guilty of two counts of vehicular manslaughter and two counts of child abuse.

Investigators say Gonzalez Zamora was giving the child, Jose Silva Covarrubias, a driving lesson. The boy drove a Honda through a stop sign and was broad-sided by a truck driven by Charles Seguin, of Porterville.

The Jan. 12 crash also killed the boy’s mother, Maria Silva Covarrubias, and the boy’s 6-year-old sister, Elizabeth Silva Covarrubias.

The Zamora Gonzalez and Silva Covarrubias families shared a home near Woodville, a small San Joaquin Valley community.

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