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Stevenson Ranch Woman Charged In Fatal Crash Due Back Next Year

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A Stevenson Ranch woman charged with vehicular manslaughter is due back in court next year, according to a deputy district attorney.


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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 had a hearing for a preliminary setting scheduled for Monday, when both sides were set to discuss a time for when evidence would be presented.

That hearing has been continued until Jan. 30.

The case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Emily Cole, who previously said a deal had not yet been discussed with the defendant, although one likely would be offered.

“They’ve provided us with information that we’re considering,” Cole said Monday, offering no details at this time.

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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Stevenson Ranch Woman Charged In Fatal Crash Due Back Next Year


Article: Stevenson Ranch Woman Charged In Fatal Crash Due Back Next Year
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Perry Smith