Manslaughter Charge in Homeless Camp Crash

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A suspected drunken driver accused of killing a man when he crashed into a homeless encampment along a San Francisco freeway has been charged with manslaughter and two other felonies.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that 27-year-old Jaime Juarez faces one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and two counts related to drunken driving in connection with the death of Wilbert Williams.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Juarez was driving his 2001 Toyota sport utility vehicle just after 1 a.m. Sunday when he lost control while exiting Interstate 80 at Fifth Street. He allegedly missed a 25-mph curve to the right and slammed into the 62-year-old Williams as he slept in a tent.

Juarez was booked on $700,000 bail.

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