December 2, 2023
Dane Terry. Courtesy GoFundMe

A lady who ran a pink gentle in San Carlos, inflicting a motorcyclist to slam into her automobile and maintain deadly accidents, pleaded responsible this week to a gross vehicular manslaughter cost.

Sarah Meland, 51, was charged within the Feb. 13 crash that killed 67-year-old El Cajon resident Dane Terry, a neighborhood musician identified for performing in a number of bands, together with Cadillac Wreckers, a blues band he co-founded.

As a part of the responsible plea entered Monday, a decide agreed to condemn Meland to a probation time period subsequent month.

At Meland’s arraignment earlier this 12 months, Deputy District Lawyer Hailey Williams alleged Meland “deliberately” ran the pink gentle simply earlier than 6 a.m. at Bisby Lake Avenue to show left onto Navajo Highway. The prosecutor alleged Meland routinely ran the pink gentle at that intersection on her morning commute to work.

Terry struck the aspect of Meland’s automobile and was taken to a hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless.