Young Man Pleads Guilty in Fatality Head-On Crash Case
On Monday, the seventh of April, a young man pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. In the summer of 2013 the young man killed seventy-four year old man in Ramona in a head-on crash.
The twenty year old that pleaded guilty to the fatality is Garrett Michael Sparks. Garrett was arrested not long after the collision on August 29th. The crash happened on the San Vincente Road which is south of Warnock Drive. The incident happened around seven, forty in the evening. Garret later posted his $50,000 bail.
Garrett was honest about the crash. According to the California Highway Patrol, Garrett told the police that he had just taken his eyes off the road for a few seconds (maybe 10) to get some items that was in the passenger seat had fallen into the truck’s floorboard.
Garrett’s 2007 Ford Ranger was going southbound when it started to drift into the oncoming traffic at 50 mph. That is when it struck the northbound 2000 Ford Ranger truck which was driven by the victim, Kenneth Frederick Crane. Kenneth was then pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, authorities say that it was from the multiple blunt force injuries. Garrett however was not injured at all. The Police and CHP Investigators do not think that alcohol or drugs were a factor in this crash.
Garrett Sparks Sentencing According to District Attorney
Sparks faces up to a year in jail when he is sentenced May 16 in El Cajon.
Daniel A. Gibalevich