Indictment given for vehicular homicide

Freedom Newspapers

A Curry County grand jury indicted a 21-year-old Clovis man of vehicular homicide Friday in connection with the June death of a city teen, according to the district attorney.

Miguel Angel Carrasquedo Hernandez is charged with homicide by vehicle and reckless driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs, 9th Judicial District Court officials said.

If convicted, Hernandez could face six years imprisonment, District Attorney Matt Chandler said.

Passenger Federico Martinez-Villarreal, 19, died June 6 in a single-vehicle rollover on the Pleasant Hill highway, Curry County sheriff’s deputies said.

Hernandez turned himself in to U.S. border authorities in late September, according to Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher. He was booked Sept. 27 at the Curry County Adult Detention Center, jail officials said.

A warrant was issued in June for Hernandez after another passenger in the vehicle told officials he was the driver and had been drinking before the accident.