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Man gets six years in fatal DUI crash

April 23, 2011

A drunk driver from Costa Mesa who killed a pedestrian after losing control of his car in Santa Ana received six years in state prison Friday, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

Beau Richard Cook, 29, had pleaded guilty "to one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated," according to a news release from the D.A.'s office.

Eloisa Aguilar, 57, was killed in the wreck, according to the D.A.

The accident took place at 11:24 p.m. Sept. 1. Cook, who had been drinking, ran a red light in his Scion on Harbor Boulevard and Warner Avenue. He apparently swerved to avoid a car making a U-turn, hit the center median and then a fire hydrant before hitting Aguilar, who died a short time later.

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—John Canalis

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