View Mobile Site

Police: Texting and marijuana actors in fatal crash

Text Size: Small Large Medium
POSTED March 17, 2014 7:58 p.m.

SANTA ROSA (AP) — Police say marijuana and cellphone use may have caused a double fatal crash in Sonoma County.

The California Highway Patrol said t the suspect, 30-year-old Nicholas Tognozzi, told officers he was reading a text message just prior to the crash.

Killed were 74-year-old Sharon Hufford and 53-year old Sue Hufford, who were in the back seat of a car stopped at a red light when the speeding pickup hit them.

Sharon’s 74-year-old husband Donald Hufford was seriously injured, and 54-year-old Jay Hufford, the couple’s son, was driving.

The CHP says Tognozzi was determined to be under the influence of pot.

He was arrested on suspicion of two felonies: gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence causing death.

 

Commenting is not available.

Commenting not available.

Please wait ...