SLO County Authorities Seek Manslaughter, Other Charges Against Woman in Fatal Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision
Authorities in San Luis Obispo County have reportedly requested multiple charges against a woman in connection to a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision.
In a press release dated February 22, the county Sheriff’s Office identified 37-year-old Kristen Ghiglia as the individual in question. Authorities allege that Ghiglia had been driving at an unsafe speed on eastbound Grand Avenue on January 11 when she struck and killed Tiffany Heather Eva Conway, 46.
Conway had been crossing Grand Avenue in a marked crosswalk when she was hit, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Investigators determined that the roadway lighting and Ghiglia’s vehicle lighting had both been operational at the time of the collision, and that the collision was the result of driving at an unsafe speed and failing to yield to Conway as she crossed the road.
Investigators have determined there is evidence to bring charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, basic speed law violation, and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, and have submitted their findings to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.