Courts & Law

Manslaughter charge in fatal crash

A MICHIGAN man is being charged with manslaughter in a crash that killed a man in Stanton. The suspect was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident (Shutterstock).

A 21-year-old Michigan man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated for killing a 70-year-old driver in a wrong way crash in Stanton.

Christian Alejandro Vasquez has been charged with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated, one felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, one felony count of driving under the influence with a Blood Alcohol Count of .08 percent or more causing injury, and one misdemeanor of driving without a valid driver’s license. He is also charged with one felony enhancement of inflicting great bodily injury.

He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison if convicted of all charges.

On August 16, 2020, Vasquez is accused of driving the wrong way on Beach Boulevard in the city of Stanton without his headlights on and crashing into another vehicle head on. The victim, a 70-year-old man, was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital.

The victim died of his injuries five days later.

 

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