According to an article appearing on the Yahoo! News website on Wednesday, California Highway Patrol officials believe a Victorville man who is currently on probation caused a fatal crash on Interstate 15 over the weekend.
A spokesperson for the CHP said that the fatal crash happened at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, in the southbound lanes of the highway south of Halloran Springs when 31-year-old Johnathan Pryor was driving his Dodge Charger at a high rate of speed on the number one lane.
Pryor’s car rear-ended a Chevrolet Tahoe, causing it to overturn and slide into the median that separated the northbound and southbound lanes. The California Highway patrol, fire, and paramedics were called to the scene of the crash. A 39-year-old man who was the single occupant of the Tahoe was declared dead at the scene.
CHP officers arrested Pryor at the scene and booked him into the San Bernardino County Jail on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing great bodily injury or death. A judge ordered Pryor to be held in jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.
Pryor had been scheduled to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday; however, it is unclear whether or not the hearing occurred. Pryor was released Tuesday afternoon.
Court documents indicate that Pryor was on probation after pleading no contest to a DUI charge in August of last year.