After nearly 2 1/2 days of deliberations, a jury convicted a Bakersfield waiter Tuesday of gross vehicular manslaughter stemming from a fiery smash-up on Interstate 5 near Del Mar that left a young woman dead.
Dino Hernandez, 24, was also convicted of driving his car while under the influence of PCP, causing injury.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Patricia Cookson said Hernandez could receive a maximum state prison term of 10 years and eight months. Sentencing was set for Nov. 17 before San Diego Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Zumwalt.
Killed in the June 20 accident was Bonnie Cahill, 29, of Oceanside. Martha Mountain, Cathy Mountain, Emily Mountain, and Thomas Richards were injured.
Cahill's father, John Cahill, of Fallbrook, said he felt "relief" about the verdict.
"I have faith in the system and it worked. It's been very difficult," Cahill said.
Hernandez admitted in his testimony that he had smoked a marijuana cigarette while driving his car with his cousin as a passenger, but he denied being the driver.