SLO woman found guilty of causing deadly Santa Margarita crash

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 21:04:14-04

A San Luis Obispo County jury on Thursday found Jessica Lea Allred, 25, guilty of driving drunk and crashing into another car, killing the driver.

The crash happened on April 30, 2016, on Highway 58 near Pozo. Allred had reportedly just left a country music concert known as the Pozo Stampede. At about 6 p.m., she crashed into a car driven by Denise Lyn Fox, 56 of Santa Margarita. Fox died at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol determined that Allred had a blood alcohol content of .17%, more than twice the legal limit to drive.

Allred was found guilty of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol. 

The verdict came after an eight-day trial. The jury spent a half-day in deliberations.

Allred is scheduled to be sentenced on July 30.

Jessica Allred

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