Tulsa Man Sentenced for Killing a Sand Springs Woman in a Drunk Driving Collision


A drunk driver who killed a woman in a 2019 collision was sentenced today in federal court, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

U.S. District Judge Terence C. Kern sentenced Hector Manuel Hernandez, 37, of Tulsa, to 11 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. Hernandez pleaded guilty to second degree murder in March 2021.

In his written plea agreement, Hernandez admitted that he rear-ended a car while driving on South Garnett Road, and as he fled the first accident, hit the victim’s automobile head on. Jennifer Holt died from injuries sustained in the collision. Hernandez had a blood alcohol level of .250. He was also convicted for DUI in Rogers County in 2007.

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The Broken Arrow Police Department, FBI and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Bish prosecuted the case.

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