Sacramento man accused of manslaughter, felony DUI in wrong-way crash that killed passenger

Sacramento man accused of manslaughter, felony DUI in wrong-way crash that killed passenger

A Sacramento man has been arrested after allegedly leading police on a pursuit and causing a collision while under the influence of drugs, resulting in the death of his passenger, according to the California Highway Patrol.

In the early morning hours of September 16, Elk Grove police were pursuing a stolen vehicle — described as a gold Honda Accord — on Calvine Road, east of Power Inn Road, but ultimately terminated the pursuit after the driver switched onto southbound SR-99, reportedly driving northbound against traffic.

Shortly thereafter, South Sacramento units began responding to the area for a report of a wrong-way head-on collision on southbound SR-99 at Stockton Boulevard. Elk Grove units also responded to the area and took the driver of the Accord, later identified as 34-year-old Jacob McPherson, to an area hospital, as he’d sustained major injuries.

A passenger who’d been riding with McPherson was reportedly unresponsive but alive, only to later be pronounced dead at hospital. The driver of the vehicle McPherson struck was also hospitalized with major injuries, but is expected to recover.

McPherson, whom police suspect was under the influence of narcotics, is set to be booked on charges of possession of stolen property and felony evading, with additional charges expected of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI causing injury or death.

Sacramento man accused of manslaughter, felony DUI in wrong-way crash that killed passenger was last modified: October 4th, 2021 by admin
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