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Charges filed against Fresno man for deadly Cuesta Grade crash

Posted at 11:39 AM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 14:39:59-04

Charges have been filed against a Fresno man in connection with a deadly crash on the Cuesta Grade near San Luis Obispo last year.

On Aug. 29, 2017, the car 20-year-old Robert Dave Jones II was driving crashed in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 south of TV Tower Road.

The California Highway Patrol said Jones was speeding when he turned the car to the right, causing it to go up a steep embankment before it went back into the roadway and crashed into the center divider.

Two of Jones’ passengers, 21-year-old Cody James Wiebers and 20-year-old Jubalee Stoney Jones, also both from Fresno, were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. A third passenger suffered minor injuries.

Jones was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Just this April, after the case was reviewed by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, Jones was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs causing injury. He also faces several enhancements for causing bodily injury to more than one victim.

A warrant for his arrest has reportedly been requested.

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