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Woodland man charged with manslaughter in death of 2-year-old girl hit by truck at gas station

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office filed involuntary manslaughter fees Wednesday towards a man who allegedly left his truck working at a Woodland gas station, where it fatally struck a toddler after the man’s 3-year-old little one climbed into the driving force’s seat.

The fees come up from a March incident at a 76 gas station in which 2-year-old Ailahni Sanchez Martinez was struck whereas close to a taco stand. Ailahni, who based on household was consuming tacos when she was struck, was taken to a hospital the place she died.

Prosecutors filed fees of involuntary manslaughter and little one endangerment, with enhancements alleging the crime concerned a “high degree of cruelty, viciousness, or callousness” and the sufferer was susceptible, based on the criticism.

The defendant, a 34-year-old Woodland man, is scheduled to be arraigned May 10 in Yolo Superior Court, mentioned Wendy Wilcox, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office. He will not be at present in custody, the District Attorney’s Office mentioned in a Wednesday information launch.

Police had been referred to as March 16 to the 76 gas station at the corner of West and Court streets. The defendant’s daughter, age 3, climbed into the driving force’s seat of a black Dodge truck parked at the gas station whereas her father went inside the shop, the Woodland Police Department mentioned.

“The truck began moving forward and it collided with a two-year-old child who was near a taco stand on the edge of the lot,” police mentioned.

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