An entire family is trying to recover after a crash took the lives of 10 year old Jamie Espinoza and her grandmother, Angelita Espinosa.
Some time after 10 pm on Saturday night, a Ford Edge driven by Cheyenne Wyllie, 25 ran stop sign and broadsided a Honda Pilot driven by George Espinosa Jr. — carrying four passengers. Following the crash, Wyllie was tested and had a blood alcohol content of 2.2, which is almost three times the legal limit.
George and Charlotte Espinosa were taken to a local hospital and treated for injury. George was listed in critical condition as of Monday.
Both Jaime and Angelita died in the crash.
The family has expressed frustrations that Wyllie was charged with “DUI with injury suspect” and not vehicular manslaughter. Following a court date, a judge could raise her charges, should the evidence warrant. In California, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, is a felony — carrying with it a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
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