DUI Motorist Gets 4-Year Sentence for Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

SAN FERNANDO (CNS) — A motorist was sentenced to four years in jail for a DUI crash in Northridge that killed a 29-year-old motorcyclist.

Grigor Gevork Nalbandian, 31, pleaded no contest in April to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for the Dec. 22, 2017, collision that killed Juan Antonio Cueva-Romero.

Nalbandian was behind the wheel of a 2011 Mercedes-Benz SUV on Parthenia Street when he turned turned left onto Louise Avenue and struck the victim’s 2002 Yamaha motorcycle around 7 p.m. The force of the collision sent the motorcyclist into a brick wall.

Cueva-Romero, a Winnetka resident, died at the scene.

Nalbandian, who remained at the scene and talked to law enforcement, submitted a handwritten apology to the victim’s family at the sentencing hearing, according to the District Attorney’s Office.