Bradford R. Fenocchio
PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678
For Immediate Release
Date: April 28, 2009
Public information Officer
Acting Assistant District Attorney
YUBA CITY MAN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER
IN DEATH OF BICYCLIST
A Yuba City man has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in the Oct. 2, 2008, death of a bicyclist on Blue Oaks Boulevard in Roseville.
Juan Carlos Gomez, 22, entered a plea of not guilty to the charge when he appeared for arraignment today in Placer County Superior Court. He is also charged with a vehicle code violation of making an unlawful turning movement.
The manslaughter charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in the county jail or a fine.
The bicyclist, Cory Van Peck, 49, of Antelope, was struck by a pickup truck at about 4:15 a.m. as he rode east on Blue Oaks Boulevard between Del Webb Boulevard and Crocker Ranch Road.
Gomez is scheduled to return to court for further proceedings on June 1.