A Stevenson Ranch woman charged with vehicular manslaughter in an alleged DUI crash will be back in court Dec. 2, according to an official with the District Attorney’s Office.
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Suzette L. Crockett, 46, of Stevenson Ranch, was booked Aug. 11 on a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for a crash.
The case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Emily Cole, who said a deal had not yet been discussed with the defendant, although one likely would be offered.
“When you have these kinds of sensitive cases, we always want to make sure we get all the information together before we discuss that,” Cole said.
Officials plan to meet Dec. 2 to discuss a schedule for Crockett’s preliminary hearing, when a judge will determine if the evidence merits a trial.
Crockett stands accused in the Aug. 11 crash that killed Johnny Sanchez, 58, of Lake View Terrace.
Crockett allegedly was driving a 2007 Matrix north on The Old Road, near Sagecrest Circle, approaching a green light in the left-turn area, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Sanchez was driving southbound in a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle on The Old Road, where Crockett allegedly failed to yield to Sanchez, according to a CHP collision report.
“She made a left-hand turn directly in front of the motorcycle, and the motorcycle broadsided her,” said Officer Glauser of the California Highway Patrol, who investigated the scene.
CHP officers and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to the crash.
Sanchez was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Monday morning, where he was treated for major injuries, according to Glauser said.
That’s when Crockett’s charge was upgraded and Crockett turned herself in, and then made bail.
Crockett is free on $100,000 bail.
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Source: Santa Clarita News