From Fox San Diego
SAN DIEGO – A 21-year-old man was identified Monday as the driver accused of going the wrong-way on a San Diego highway causing a collision killing two medical students.
California Highway Patrol said Jason King was charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and five counts of felony DUI causing injury or death.
Anne Li Baldock, 24, and 23-year-old Madison Elizabeth Cornwell – both students at UC San Diego School of Medicine – died on the Cabrillo (state Route 163) freeway in the University Heights area Saturday morning when the 2014 Toyota Prius they were in collided with a 2000 Ford F-350, authorities confirmed.
Three other UC San Diego medical students identified as Jared Molitoris, Yuki Iizuka and Stosh Ozogwere were in the Prius and suffered injuries, according to UC San Diego spokeswoman Dr. Heather Buschman. ….MORE
From Fox San Diego
SAN DIEGO — A Marine accused of driving the wrong way on state Route 163 while drunk, causing a head-on crash that killed two UCSD medical students and seriously injured three of their classmates, ignored his friends’ efforts to get him to not drive earlier that evening, an attorney said at the hospital arraignment Wednesday.
Lance Cpl. Jason Riley King, 21, pleaded not guilty from his hospital bed Wednesday to murder, gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges. He was ordered held in lieu of $3 million bail.
Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright said King was drinking with some Marine buddies at a hotel in Mission Beach Friday night, then left to do more drinking at a Mission Valley bar despite his friends’ efforts to get him to stay at the hotel.
A manager at the bar tried to stop King from leaving, but was unsuccessful, Bright said. A friend who was with King then tried to take his keys, but the defendant drove off in his 2000 Ford F350, traveling south in the northbound lanes of state….MORE