Iowa man gets 5 years for crash that killed boy on trampoline

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Guadalupe Villa-Guzman

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 45-year-old man has been imprisoned for crashing his truck into a backyard trampoline and killing a 6-year-old boy in Des Moines.

Court records show Guadalupe Villa-Guzman was given five years in prison after pleading guilty March 22 to involuntary manslaughter. Villa-Guzman was accused of driving over a curb and onto a Des Moines lawn June 1, 2015, killing Irving Aguilar Gonzalez and injuring a 4-year-old.

Police say Villa-Guzman has a history of seizures and shouldn’t have been driving. It’s unclear whether a seizure contributed to the accident.

He was committed to a mental health institution in September for treatment and ruled competent Jan. 8 for trial.

A month after the traffic crash, community members gathered together to help rebuild the fence that was broken through.

“There isn`t any more secure place than your back yard with your parents and when something like this happened, I had to do something,” said interim pastor Ray Lewis, according to WHO.