A driver allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after crashing into a parked recreational vehicle on the side of a road and crushing a man working underneath the RV, Orange County prosecutors said.
Marco Vinicio Morales, 50, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on one felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one misdemeanor count of driving with a suspended license, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
Prosecutors said that Morales, a Fountain Valley resident, could face a maximum sentence of four years in state prison if convicted. Prosecutors said they would request Morales be held on $100,000 bail.
On the morning of Oct. 1, prosecutors said Morales was driving through an industrial area of Fountain Valley to work as an auto mechanic.