VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Georgia Casey (DOB 10/30/1986), of Ventura, was sentenced to eight years four months in the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. The sentence was based upon her guilty pleas to felonies including vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, with a special allegation of fleeing the scene of an accident, failure to appear in court while on bail, unrelated felonies of possession of a forged driver’s license and possession of a counterfeit device, and misdemeanor charges of identity theft, providing false information to a peace officer and petty theft.
On April 25, 2017, just before 8:00 a.m., Casey drove an SUV into the Ventura County Government Center complex. At that same time, Ms. Estella Tejeda Camacho was walking to work on the sidewalk adjacent to the roadway. Casey drove onto the sidewalk and struck Ms. Tejeda Camacho. Casey momentarily stopped the vehicle before fleeing the scene. Ms. Tejeda Camacho died as a result of the injuries she suffered. During the investigation by the Ventura Police Department, it was determined that Casey was addicted to drugs and had used drugs earlier the day she struck and killed Ms. Tejeda Camacho.
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