Woman charged w/gross vehicular manslaughter in fatal Boyle Heights taco stand crash

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 34-year-old South Gate woman was charged Monday for gross vehicular manslaughter in connection to a suspected DUI crash into a taco stand that left a man dead.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed the charges against Maribel Rosas, which includes one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury and driving with .08 percent blood alcohol causing injury.

Rosas was expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon. She is accused of crashing her car into a Boyle Heights taco stand in the 370 block of South Clarence Street on June 26. A 50-year-old male customer was killed and eight others were injured.

Authorities said Rosas was tested for alcohol at the scene and came out two times over the legal limit.

If convicted of all charges, Rosas faces a maximum of 12 years and eight months in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
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