A person accused of driving drunk on a freeway in Lemon Grove and killing one other driver in a high-speed crash pleaded not responsible Wednesday to fees that embrace gross vehicular manslaughter whereas intoxicated.
Isaac Tre Payne, 26, is charged in a Friday morning crash that killed a 25-year-old El Cajon resident. Leslie Nunez Rosas.
At Payne’s arraignment, Deputy District Legal professional Lynn Crum mentioned that at about 8:25 a.m. Friday, Payne struck Rosas’ automobile on westbound state Route 94, which despatched it right into a name field close to the School Avenue off-ramp.
Rosas’ automobile then went airborne and overturned. She was ejected from the car and died on the scene.
Crum mentioned witnesses estimated Payne’s automobile was going as much as 100 mph earlier than the crash.
Based on the prosecutor, Payne drove away at excessive speeds after the crash and exited at Kelton Street, the place he struck three parked automobiles. When officers stopped him, Crum mentioned he ran from his automobile however was arrested by police, who “smelled an amazing odor of alcohol on his individual.” He denied ingesting and mentioned he final consumed alcohol the night time earlier than, in line with the prosecutor, who mentioned Payne had a .098% alcohol content material about 4 hours after the deadly crash.
Payne was ordered held with out bail. He faces as much as 15 years in state jail if convicted on all counts.
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.