The wife of an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to seven years in prison after she was convicted of vehicular manslaughter following the 2016 collision that killed a 3-year-old boy.
Yarenit Malihan had pleaded guilty in the case to vehicular manslaughter with multiple victim enhancements. She was sentenced Friday in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
At about 6:20 p.m. Sept. 9, 2016, Malihan crashed a Toyota Sequoia into a Toyota Camry that was parked on the side of Interstate Highway 680 near Bolinger Canyon Road in San Ramon. Three-year-old Elijah Dunn died of injuries he suffered in the crash.
Pleasanton police said Malihan had previously been arrested for DUI in June 2016.