Teen Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Fatal DUI Crash

A Siskiyou County teenager has been sentenced for an alcohol related crash last year that resulted in the death of his best friend. 19-year-old Jaden Hunter Quiring entered a guilty plea in March to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and felony DUI causing injury. He faced up to 10 years in state prison. Wednesday he was given 6 years. Quiring was 18-years old last June when he was drinking at a friend’s home in McCloud. He gave one of his friends a ride home, then returned to the party to drink some more. At around 2AM he left again with two passengers. After dropping off one of them, he was speeding on Highway 89 and passed a car across double yellow lines. When he tried to move back across the center line he lost control, left the road and smashed into a tree. The driver of the car he passed came to his aid, cutting Quiring’s seatbelt and pulling him out of the burning car. The passenger, 20-year-old Steven Ramos Jr, was killed on impact. Many of the anguished family members of Ramos made statements during the sentencing hearing.