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October 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
All-Star Dany Heatley of the Atlanta Thrashers was charged with vehicular homicide Monday, a day after the death of teammate Dan Snyder, who was fatally injured when Heatley's sports car ran off a road. A spokesman for the district attorney's office, Erik Friedly, said the charge was based on a preliminary finding that Heatley was driving recklessly. It carries a prison sentence of three to 15 years.
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April 19, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 26-year-old San Diego man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular homicide after two passengers in his Nissan Sentra were killed in a high-speed crash. Mario Alberto Castaneda Carranza was driving at 70 mph on Interstate 8 near Lakeside in eastern San Diego County when he apparently lost control of his car at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The 1997 vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence and smashed into a concrete culvert.
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November 27, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amy Locane-Bovenizer, the "Melrose Place" actress who played Sandy to Grant Show's Jake in the first season of the original series, was found guilty Tuesday of vehicular homicide related to a June 2010 accident that left a 60-year-old woman dead in central New Jersey. The conviction on that charge and a separate one of assault by auto capped a trial that ran about a month and a half and saw some 50 people take the stand. Locane-Bovenizer was not one of them. According to the prosecution, the community-theater actress was drinking at a cast party and then later at a barbecue she attended with her family before hitting the road alone in her SUV. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Prosecutors said the actress had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit and was traveling 53 mph in a 35-mph zone when her SUV slammed into a sedan that was turning left, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported.
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September 18, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The man who used an online video to confess to a night of heavy drinking that led to a crash and the death of another person, pleaded guilty in Ohio to aggravated vehicular homicide. Wearing handcuffs, Matthew Cordle, 22, entered his guilty plea on Wednesday in criminal court in Franklin County. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office told the Los Angeles Times. Cordle, who lives near Columbus, Ohio, faces 2 to 8.5 years in prison when he is sentenced in October, she said.
NEWS
May 3, 1991 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Nicaraguan immigrant bowed his head and wiped tears from his eyes Thursday as he heard a prosecutor describe him as having "abandoned his responsibilities" as a father when he failed to put his 3-year-old child in a car seat prior to a crash that took her life. The trial of Ramiro de Jesus Rodriguez on vehicular homicide charges in the traffic death last year of his daughter is believed to be unprecedented.
NATIONAL
March 22, 2010 | By Mike Clary and Jon Burstein
To crack the case of a speeding Porsche that left two men dead, Fort Lauderdale police turned to a federal crime-fighting ally: the Secret Service. The government agency that protects the president and zealously pursues counterfeiters played a role in the investigation by analyzing cellphone records for the car's owner and one of his friends, police records show. The analysis helped lead to vehicular homicide charges against the Porsche's owner, Ryan LeVin, who is now in the Broward County Jail without bail.
NEWS
August 7, 1986 | Associated Press
A man rushing home to take his expectant wife to the hospital has been charged with vehicular homicide after his car collided with a vehicle driven by a sheriff's officer, authorities said Wednesday. Roy E. Deering, 60, a Davidson County sheriff's lieutenant, was killed in the wreck Tuesday night. His wife, Ramona Deering, 53, was critically injured, police said. Traffic Lt. Michael Mitchell said Roger K. Hammers, 28, ran a red light and collided with the car driven by Deering.
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September 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A University of Wyoming student charged in the traffic deaths of eight fellow student-athletes had attended a party before the accident, prosecutors said. Clinton Haskins, 21, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.16% after the Sunday morning accident, exceeding the legal limit of 0.10%, prosecutor Cal Rerucha said. Haskins, of Maybell, Colo., made his initial court appearance on eight counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. Each count is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 26-year-old San Diego man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular homicide after two passengers in his Nissan Sentra were killed in a high-speed crash. Mario Alberto Castaneda Carranza was driving at 70 mph on Interstate 8 near Lakeside in eastern San Diego County when he apparently lost control of his car at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The 1997 vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence and smashed into a concrete culvert.
NEWS
January 1, 1985 | United Press International
A motorist beaten by a crowd after he allegedly ran down and killed a 31-year-old woman was listed in stable condition Monday at Harlem Hospital, officials said. The condition of the driver, Juan Soto, 46, of Newark, N.J., was upgraded from serious, a hospital official said. Police said a cab driver cut off Soto's car about a block from the scene of the accident Sunday night.
NATIONAL
September 9, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
First came the confession, now come the charges: Matthew Cordle, who confessed to a fatal drunk-driving crash in a YouTube video uploaded last week that went viral, was indicted by an Ohio jury Monday. Cordle, 22, said he had crashed into a car driven by Vincent Canzani, 61, while driving the wrong way down a highway in Columbus on June 22. A Franklin County jury indicted Cordle on charges of driving under the influence and aggravated vehicular homicide. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- A suspected hit-and-run driver was charged Thursday with vehicular homicide, criminally negligent homicide and other crimes in the deaths of a young couple and their baby, killed after a speeding BMW slammed into their taxicab on a New York City street last weekend. Prosecutors announced the charges hours after Julio Acevedo, 44, was returned to New York from Pennsylvania, where he turned himself in to police four days after the crash that stunned the city and threw the victims' close-knit Orthodox Jewish community into mourning.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer spent a season living at "Melrose Place" -- now she'll spend three years living behind bars at a New Jersey state prison. Locane-Bovenizer was sentenced Thursday to three years for vehicular homicide and three for assault by auto after a drunken June 2010 crash in which a woman was killed and her husband was critically injured. The actress was driving 53 mph in a 35 mph zone and had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the accident, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amy Locane-Bovenizer, the "Melrose Place" actress who played Sandy to Grant Show's Jake in the first season of the original series, was found guilty Tuesday of vehicular homicide related to a June 2010 accident that left a 60-year-old woman dead in central New Jersey. The conviction on that charge and a separate one of assault by auto capped a trial that ran about a month and a half and saw some 50 people take the stand. Locane-Bovenizer was not one of them. According to the prosecution, the community-theater actress was drinking at a cast party and then later at a barbecue she attended with her family before hitting the road alone in her SUV. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Prosecutors said the actress had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit and was traveling 53 mph in a 35-mph zone when her SUV slammed into a sedan that was turning left, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported.
NATIONAL
March 22, 2010 | By Mike Clary and Jon Burstein
To crack the case of a speeding Porsche that left two men dead, Fort Lauderdale police turned to a federal crime-fighting ally: the Secret Service. The government agency that protects the president and zealously pursues counterfeiters played a role in the investigation by analyzing cellphone records for the car's owner and one of his friends, police records show. The analysis helped lead to vehicular homicide charges against the Porsche's owner, Ryan LeVin, who is now in the Broward County Jail without bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2008 | Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writer
George Damaa awoke after a seven-day coma in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1995, his body shattered for reasons he couldn't remember. The last thing he recalled was driving up Pacific Coast Highway on a warm Saturday in February with the top down on his sports car and his girlfriend, Lisa Bucher, in the passenger seat. They were headed to the former PierView Cafe & Cantina in Malibu, one of Damaa's favorite restaurants. As he lay in the hospital, he learned that his pelvis was broken.
NEWS
August 13, 1985 | Associated Press
A 27-year-old woman was arrested for investigation into the death of a little girl who apparently was waved across an intersection by a motorist and then run down, police said today. Detective Martin O'Dowd said Nanette N. Post, also known as Nanette Sullivan, of Corin, N.Y., was arrested as she was leaving a parking lot. He said she was being held for investigation of felony hit-and-run and vehicular homicide. Karla Ricketts, 8, was struck Monday at a northeast Denver intersection.
SPORTS
October 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
All-Star Dany Heatley of the Atlanta Thrashers was charged with vehicular homicide Monday, a day after the death of teammate Dan Snyder, who was fatally injured when Heatley's sports car ran off a road. A spokesman for the district attorney's office, Erik Friedly, said the charge was based on a preliminary finding that Heatley was driving recklessly. It carries a prison sentence of three to 15 years.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2002 | From Reuters
A former FBI agent was acquitted by a Florida jury Monday of manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a 1999 highway crash that killed two brothers, but was found guilty of lesser misdemeanor charges. A state court jury in Fort Lauderdale found David Farrall, 39, not guilty of the more serious charges in the deaths of brothers Maurice Williams, 23, and Craig Chambers, 19. But it found him guilty of driving under the influence and reckless driving.
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