Driver had sex at time of crash – NBC Bay Area
A man accused of ramming his van into a San Jose bar, killing a woman and seriously injuring two others, was having oral sex at the time, court documents show.
Alex Moreno, 32, of San Jose, was charged Wednesday with manslaughter and impaired driving causing injuries in Friday night’s crash. He remained in prison and it was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer to speak on his behalf.
Moreno was asked to leave the Agave Sports Bar and Grill because he appeared to be drunk, was allegedly seen consuming cocaine and was seen trying to take off a woman’s top, he said. the Bay Area News Group reported, citing a police report accompanying the criminal complaint.
Witnesses and others said Moreno and a 24-year-old woman drove to the parking lot a short distance away and got into Moreno’s work van. The woman told investigators she started performing oral sex on Moreno and didn’t realize the truck was moving, the Bay Area News Group reported.
The truck backed up and was traveling at a speed of 45 mph through the parking lot when it crashed into outdoor tables and struck a group of three people, pinning them against the side of the restaurant, authorities said.
Diana Prieto-Chacon, 35, died in hospital. The men had to survive serious leg injuries.