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Driver to trial for fatal crash that killed three, hurt fourth
January 06, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

The allegedly drunk driver who killed a Daly City woman and her two sons and injured another in March after plowing into their vehicle while fleeing from another accident will stand trial on three counts of second-degree murder and several other felonies.

Denis Pereria Demacedo, 29, of Sunnyvale, has pleaded not guilty but, after a three-day preliminary hearing that culminated Friday, he was also held to answer on three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter for the deaths of Josefa Osorio Acevedo, 50, and her sons Amado Osorio Acevedo, 23, and Josue Osorio, 14. Amado Acevedo’s girlfriend was critically hurt but survived the crash.

Demacedo will also be tried on two counts each of felony drunk driving and perjury and one count of felony hit-and-run. The charges stem from both the fatal collision March 2 and the earlier rear-ending of a stopped car. The perjury charges are from Demacedo filing false information with the Department of Motor Vehicles to unsuspend his license, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

He returns to court Jan. 24 to enter a Superior Court plea and potentially schedule a jury trial date.

Prosecutors said previously that murder charges are warranted because three people died, investigation showed that his heavy drinking was done prior to the crash and, since he was on probation for drunk driving, he should have known better.

Demacedo reportedly left the scene of a fender-bender a block away when he pulled his BMW into oncoming traffic to maneuver around the driver he had rear-ended, accelerated and collided with a red Toyota Tercel pulling away from the curb to make a U-turn on the 100 block of Eastmoor Avenue in Daly City. Pereria Demacedo sped 60-65 mph in a 30 mph zone, broadsiding the Tercel and pushing it 150 feet, according to prosecutors.

Demacedo was not injured and remained at the scene where he was arrested. His blood alcohol level was .15 several hours after crash and was ultimately pinpointed at .18.

He remains in custody without bail.

 

 

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