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Driver convicted in crash that killed passengers

A driver whose passengers died in a 2013 crash on Auburn Boulevard has been convicted of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Jurors this week also found Antonio Reddick, 33, guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs with great bodily injury and hit and run, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Cherion Robinson and Gregory Hunt died in the Nov. 4, 2013, crash, which followed the hit-and-run incident.

Reddick was stopped at a light at Madison and Date avenues in the Foothill Farms area when he suddenly drove into a car that was stopped next to him, hitting the front of the car, according to the news release.

Reddick then ran the red light, it said. Driving recklessly at speeds of 80 to 90 mph, he ran additional red lights and crashed into a car that was traveling through an intersection on a green light.

The force of the collision sent Reddick’s car across several lanes and into a tree along Auburn Boulevard near the Interstate 80 offramp, fatally injuring both of his passengers.

The driver of the car Reddick hit in the intersection suffered serious injuries.

Reddick, too, was injured and was transported to a hospital. A blood analysis showed he had a blood alcohol content of 0.09 percent along with the presence of marijuana and methamphetamine, the news release said.

The jury found that Reddick had two prior strike convictions under California’s “three strikes” law. The 2008 convictions were for robbery and attempted robbery.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy