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Press Release: People v. Gomez, Juan Carlos, 4/28/09

April 28, 2009

Bradford R. Fenocchio

District Attorney

 

PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240

Roseville, California 95678

916 543-8000

PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

Date:  April 28, 2009                                  

 

Contact:

                        Art Campos

                        Public information Officer

                        916 543-8076

                        Scott Owens

                        Acting Assistant District Attorney

                        916 543-8000

 

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.

           

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