Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 12WF0170: March 31, 2014
SANTA ANA – An inattentive driver faces trial tomorrow for killing a motorist by crashing into the victim’s car at approximately 80 mph after failing to notice that traffic had come to a stop. Jorene Ypanto Nicolas, 31, San Diego, is charged with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison if convicted. Opening statements are scheduled to begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in Department C-28, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on April 27, 2011, Nicolas is accused of speeding northbound on Interstate 405 near Edwards Street in a Toyota Prius. She is accused of being distracted and inattentive while driving and failing to notice that the traffic ahead had come to a complete stop. Continue reading