Justice issued a pre-trial sentence to Víctor Gómezu, a driver of Ahumada, who lost control of the unit on December 23, pushed and overturned the route 7, causing the deaths of three passengers traveling from Santiago to Mendoza.
However, the judge, Sebastián Sarmiento, granted the benefit of house arrest under a two million peso as requested by the defense.
Gomez will have to comply with the resident prison in Mendoza and will be controlled by an electronic ankle.
A driver, charged with heavy homicide, hit by several victims, sustained injuries and minor injuries, has been in prison since the last Sunday, December 23rd.
That day, before 7 am, the Ahumada collective that took Gómez left Santiago de Chile with 47 overtaken passengers, the causes of the search on the 1157 route 7, about 10 kilometers from the village head of Uspallate.
The driver lost control of the steering wheel – the hypothesis says that he fell asleep – and broke a few meters. The product of the overturning, which gave the unit, a woman aged 35 years, her 3 year old daughter and another child aged 10 years, died on the spot.