A San Bernardino man pleaded no contest Tuesday to gross vehicular manslaughter and admitted being drunk and fleeing the scene of a West Covina crash that resulted in a 31-year-old woman’s death.
Authorities said Raymond Simon Alvarado, 23, was under the influence of alcohol when he got behind the wheel of a Honda Civic and ran a red light, striking an Acura Integra that was turning left at the intersection of Azusa and Rowland avenues about 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2014.
Two passengers in the Integra were seriously injured, with one of them, 31-year-old Sherry Yu, dying a week later as a result of her injuries.
Alvarado tried to run off, but was pointed out to police by a witness to the crash and has remained jailed since then, police said.
He admitted allegations that he fled the scene of the crime, committed a DUI causing injury and personally inflicted great bodily injury during the commission of the crime, and faces a 17-year state prison term, prosecutors said.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday at the Pomona courthouse.
–City News Service