Trial begins for Navy Sailor who crashed off Coronado Bridge onramp

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than two years ago, a pickup truck flew off an on-ramp to the Coronado Bridge killing four people dead and leaving four severely injured.Opening statements in the trial of the driver, Richard Sepolio, accused him of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.Superior Court Judge Charles Rogers banned TV cameras from the bulk of the trial, allowing them for opening and closing arguments and the verdict.Twice Judge Rogers used the words somber occasion, a reference to the horrific crash and the toll it took on October 15th, 2016.As he explained to the gathered media and to a courtroom filled with supporters of the victims of the defendant, the trial will likely be reviewed by an appellate court.He noted everything must be done to ensure fairness, adding how cameras could influence the jury.Prosecutor Cally Bright rose to say on that fateful day, Sepolio was speeding and that his blood alcohol level was determined to be between 0.08- 0.09 when his pickup flew off the ramp above Chicano Park and plummeted into a crowd below.As horrific as the incident was, Sepolio’s attorney says it was an accident, not only disputing the speed Sepolio was said to be going, but adding it happened when the defendant tried to merge in front of a car that had sped as the lanes were merging and the pickup’s back wheels slid out. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: January 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 11:07 PM January 14, 2019 Trial begins for Navy Sailor who crashed off Coronado Bridge on-ramplast_img

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