The man who fell asleep at the wheel of his truck last September and ran into two people, killing one and severely wounding the other, was sentenced today to four years and eight months in prison, according to the Contra Costa Times.
52-year-old Hossein Tabrizi tearfully apologized to the family of Sherry Hicks, 54, a teacher, who was killed when Tabrizi's truck jumped onto the sidewalk in front of the Marriott Hotel on N. Main St. and struck her and her daughter-in-law, Sheng Hahn. Hahn suffered severe injuries.
Tabrizi was found to be on Ativan, an anti-anxiety medication, at the time of the accident. Shortly before, he was found asleep at a stoplight. After being awakened by a pedestrian, Tabrizi was pulled over by a policeman, who determined he was not intoxicated and let him go. A few minutes later, Tabrizi fell asleep at the wheel again and ran into Hicks and Hahn.