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Fury over 110-year sentence for US driver whose brakes failed

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Los Angeles (AFP) – More than 4.5 million people including Kim Kardashian have called for a US truck driver’s 110-year prison sentence to be reduced over a 2019 crash in which his brakes failed and he plowed into traffic, killing four people. Cuban immigrant Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 26, was transporting timber in the mountainous western state of Colorado in April 2019 when his brakes stopped functioning on a downhill stretch and he failed to use an emergency exit ramp. The ensuing 28-car pileup also left six people wounded. Aguilera-Mederos was found guilty by a jury on 27 counts including mult…

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