Drunk Driver Charged with Three Murders for High-Speed Collision at a Red Light
Photo: Jeremy Wayne Greenwood
IRVINE – Charges have been filed stemming from crash this summer in which 30-year-old drunk driver Jeremy Wayne Greenwood of Rialto struck another vehicle, killing three of its four occupants.
Traveling westbound on Michelson, Greenwood slammed into a car proceeding on a green light at the Harvard intersection on July 1, 2017 around 3:00 AM. The hit car rotated, jumped over the sidewalk on Harvard, and stopped at a hedge. Witnesses called 911, then removed Greenwood from his flaming car.
UCI graduates, best friends, and working software engineers Kasean Herrera (23) and Jeremy Shankling (24) were pronounced dead at the scene by Irvine PD and emergency medical responders. Shankling was employed as an IT Application Developer with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
UCI students London Thibodeax (20) and Jane Doe (20) were transported to a local hospital. Thibodeaux died on July 5th due to the collision’s injuries. The fourth passenger, Jane Doe, suffered traumatic brain injury, endured multiple organ surgeries and was in a medically-induced coma following the collision.
Greenwood, accused of DUI, with a prior DUI conviction in Los Angeles in 2012, was advised that a future DUI resulting in death could be charged as murder. IPD’s intensive investigation led to Greenwood’s arrest Wednesday at his home in Rialto.
The Orange County District Attorney’s office has announced that the suspect’s December 19th charges include felony counts of three murders, DUI causing bodily injury, and DUI with a blood alcohol count over .08% causing injury.
Sentencing enhancements are great bodily injury. He is in Santa Ana’s Central Jail, with $2 million bail, and is facing 51 years to life in state prison.