Vehicular Manslaughter Charges – PC 191.5b

By: Wallin & Klarich

Steven Todd Newcomer has been charged with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated without gross negligence and hit and run causing death.

Kimberly Krause was riding her motorcycle eastbound on Chapman Avenue in Garden Grove and proceeded through the intersection on a green light and Newcomer allegedly made a left turn in front of her without yielding to oncoming traffic. Newcomer allegedly stopped for a moment before fleeing the scene.

Under Penal Code 191.5(b), vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, in the driving of a vehicle, where the driving was in violation of Section 23140, 23152, or 23153 of the Vehicle Code, and the killing was either the proximate result of the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony, but without gross negligence, or the proximate result of the commission of a lawful act that might produce death, in an unlawful manner, but without gross negligence.

If you or a loved one is facing manslaughter charges, it is important that you contact the criminal defense attorneys at Wallin and Klarich. Wallin and Klarich has many years of experience successfully defending people charged with these types of crimes. We will work to aggressively defend you by investigating all aspects of your case. We will work to ensure that your rights are protected and that you clearly understand the legal process. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can be reached by phone at 888-280-6839 or through our website at We have offices in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange Counties. We will be there when you call.

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