Patch.com reported that a man from Redwood City received prison time and supervised probation after a fatal January crash that killed a South San Francisco woman.
The 32-year-old man pleaded no contest to charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence (DUI) related to the fatal DUI crash on January 19. He had struck and killed a 50-year-old woman with his vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 in the town of San Mateo.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the woman had exited a Toyota Yaris that had been involved in an accident with a Dodge Charger around 1:50 a.m. on Southbound 101, just south of Third Avenue. The impaired driver hit her and the Charger with his Toyota Camry, and she was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
According to prosecutors, the previous accident had left debris and slowed and stopped cars all over the road before the impaired driver sped through and then struck the woman. He had reportedly been drinking in San Francisco and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.16, or twice the legal limit. Both he and a passenger in the Yaris were hospitalized following the wreck.
With credit for time served, the man’s year-long sentence means he will be out of jail in just over two months, after which he’ll serve four years of supervised probation.