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Quinones sentenced to five years in vehicular homicide

Prosecutors wanted 12 years
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Posted at 9:56 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 23:57:22-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Pedro Cruz-Quinones -- The man who pleaded guilty to the vehicular homicide of Jacqueline Wilde -- was sentenced to five years in prison Friday. Prosecutors wanted 12 years.

Wilde, 24, died in November 2018 after a dirt bike Cruz-Quinones was driving crashed near Sand Creek.

One family member showed News5 a quilt dedicated to Wilde.

Family members asked Cruz-Quinones in court why he left her after the crash, and why he didn't call police.

"For the simple reason he left her. If he had stayed and it was an accident it would have been over with. But he left her to bleed and die," said Joyce Wilde, Jacqueline's grandmother.

Cruz-Quionones made a statement in court during the sentencing hearing saying he wishes he had died instead of Wilde.

Family members are now taking care of Wilde's six-year-old daughter.