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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Orange County Cop may be Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

Charges have not yet been filed by the Orange County District Attorney against a La Habra police officer who crashed into a civilian vehicle killing the couple inside. The crashed occurred in September when Officer Nancy Garcia was responding to a call regarding a parolee search and went through a red light. Susanne Antuna died at the scene and her husband Charles Antuna died at UCI Medical Center the following morning. A civil suit has been brought on behalf of the couple's four surviving children. According to the CHP investigation Garcia was driving at a speed of 65mph; they have recommended that she be charged with vehicular manslaughter. See Penal Code Section 192.5.

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Here is an OCinTwo Orange County Register Video that discusses this case.

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