Safety Town – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
Gerard Cosmetics – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
Samuel Dixon – Rubber Ducky – 2015 – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
Santa Clarita Ballet – Little Mermaid – Banner
IHOP – Banner
Oakmont of Santa Clarita – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
Bouquet Gardens – Banner
Olive Terrace Bar and Grill – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
Newhall Land – 2015 – Banner
Facey – Banner
California High Speed Rail – Palmdale – Banner
Today
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on June 01, 2015
Clear
81°/53°
Home » Santa Clarita News » Burbank Man Charged In Highway 14 Deaths Pleads Not Guilty
Burbank Man Charged In Highway 14 Deaths Pleads Not Guilty

Burbank Man Charged In Highway 14 Deaths Pleads Not Guilty

A Burbank man charged with murder after he allegedly drove the wrong way on Highway 14 and caused a crash that killed two people pleaded not guilty Thursday.


Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.


Bradford E. Pate, 38, of Burbank, sustained injuries in the crash, which caused him to miss his first few hearing dates.

Pate is facing two murder charges, a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, a DUI causing injury and the charge of a DUI with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent causing injury.

Pate allegedly drove a 2006 Toyota Tundra south into the northbound lanes of Highway 14, near Escondido Canyon Road, at 3:28 a.m. Saturday, when he collided with a 2006 Chrysler 300, which swerved and struck a rideshare van, according to a CHP report.

Pate will be back in court Sept. 25 for a preliminary setting, where a judge will determine if there is enough evidence to hold Pate over for trial.

Pate is being charged with killing the Rev. Manard Giles, and Mattie Lee Ferguson.

If convicted, Pate faces up to life in prison.

Giles, a 77-year-old Quartz Hill minister, who drove the 2006 Chrysler 300 died on scene in Saturday’s collision.

Mattie Lee Ferguson, a 60-year-old Lancaster woman who was a passenger in Giles’s car, succumbed to her injuries Monday night at Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills.

Lennard A. Wilds, 47, of Lancaster, another passenger in Giles’s vehicle, was trapped in the car until rescuers could later free him. He sustained critical injuries, and was airlifted to Henry Mayo.  

All three victims are listed in the complaint against Pate.

The crash came less than a week after another wrong-way driver, believed to be on drugs, caused a mutli-car pileup that left three people with life-threatening injuries.

Deputy District Attorney Karen Rizzo said prosecutors asked that bail be set at $3 million for Pate, who was convicted of DUI in 2007 in Ventura County.

He is still in custody at Twin Towers in Los Angeles. 

Deputy District Attorney Mykka Piantanida is prosecuting the case for Los Angeles County.


Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at community@hometownstation.com.




Source: Santa Clarita News


Burbank Man Charged In Highway 14 Deaths Pleads Not Guilty

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About Perry Smith

Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at Perry@hometownstation.com.
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – Tile
Dermacure – Tile
Simply Taylored – Tile
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Tile
Olive Terrace Bar and Grill – Tile
College Of The Canyons – Tile