A San Pablo woman was arrested and charged with felony drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter after a man was killed when she drove into his stopped car on Interstate 80 near the Ashby interchange.
Nigussi Boru, 35, an Ethiopian man who lived in San Leandro, died from injuries sustained when his car was struck.
Boru was a driving a 1992 Mitsubishi westbound on Interstate 80 when he rear ended a 23-San Jose man who was driving a 1998 Saturn. The Saturn spun completely around and Boru’s car came to a stop after hitting the Saturn a second time.
Moments after Boru’s car had come to a standstill in the number three lane, the San Pablo woman, 30, crashed into his car at a high rate of speed without braking.
Boru was rushed to Highland Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect was also taken to Highland Hospital and treated for minor injuries before being booked into the Berkeley jail for felony drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter.
The San Jose man was also treated for minor injuries.
—Daily Planet staff
and Bay City News reports