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Bail reduced for man charged in connection with deadly crash at Oceano Dunes

The crash happened June 22, 2019
Posted at 5:29 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 21:23:24-04

A judge on Wednesday reduced bail for a Yuba City man charged in connection with a deadly crash this year at the Oceano Dunes.

Oscar Renteria Corchado was in a San Luis Obispo courtroom for his arraignment Wednesday morning where he pleaded not guilty to a charge of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

Corchado is currently out of custody after posting $100,000 bail, which the judge Wednesday reduced to $25,000.

The crash happened the evening of June 22 in an area known as Sand Highway 12.

State Parks says Shawn Josef Imlig, 37, of Brentwood was driving an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) at about 10-15 miles per hour toward the edge of a dune when he was struck in the head by a Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV) that had gone airborne as the driver was traveling up the face of the dune.

That driver was identified as Corchado. Parks officials say he was going between 20 and 30 miles per hour at the time of the crash.

Imlig died at the scene.

Corchado was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence causing injury and vehicular manslaughter; however, DUI charges were not filed against him.

If convicted, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office says he faces a maximum of one year in county jail.