It's been almost a year now since two University High School students were killed in a high speed crash and now Preston Maher, the driver and sole survivor of that crash, is ready to plead guilty to vehicular homicide charges.
Sophomores Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott were killed in the crash, and their families are frustrated and bewildered about Maher's proposed sentence.
The three teens had left a birthday party in Maher's car just days after he had gotten his license, which means it was illegal for the 16-year-old to have them as passengers. Maher then drove at freeway speeds through a residential neighborhood and witnesses say intended to launch his car over what's know as the Ponderosa Jump.
"The driver lost control, the car went airborne, slammed into a tree where my daughter Josie and McKenzie Mott were killed on impact," Rick Freier said.
Based on the speeds and reckless driving involved, Maher was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. Now, according to Josie's dad, Maher is facing just eight weeks in custody when the standard range calls for a bare minimum of 30 weeks.