Drunk driver who killed one and injured two admits guilt

Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 6:28 pm    

Twenty-four-year-old Jeremy Leiva of Providence, Rhode Island confessed on Thursday, May 26 that he was indeed driving drunk in a wrong-way car accident in Pawtucket on March 8, 2015. The crash resulted in the death of Leiva’s girlfriend, 25-year-old Flory Hernandez, and the injuries of a newlywed couple, Andrea and Scott Spillane.

Leiva pleaded no contest before Superior Court Judge Kristin Rodgers to six counts – one count of driving under the influence, one count of driving to endanger, both death resulting; two counts of driving under the influence resulting in personal injury; and two counts of driving to endanger. According to Assistant Attorney General Stephen Regine, Leiva and Hernandez went to a party in Pawtucket on the night of March 7, 2015, where they drank two bottles of wine as well as tequila. After leaving the party, Leiva drove their car onto the Exit 26 off-ramp for Route 95 north. He crashed into the Nissan driven by Andrea Spillane while driving the wrong direction at approximately 12:55 a.m.

The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP know how important it is for the victims of personal injury accidents to hold reckless drivers accountable. If you were the victim of a negligent driver, call our offices at (617) 426-4488 to discuss your situation and discover how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.