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Manslaughter charge filed in December crash

El Dorado County prosecutors filed a vehicular manslaughter charge Thursday against the alleged driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash at the intersection of Ski Run Boulevard and Pioneer Trail in December.

Police believe Roberto Olazaba was the driver of a Honda Accord that struck a GMC Yukon at the intersection of Pioneer Trail and Ski Run Boulevard about 1:35 a.m. on Dec. 15. William Olazaba, 26, was a passenger in the Accord and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Prosecutors also filed two charges of driving under the influence causing great bodily injury against Olazaba because of the injuries sustained by the people in the Yukon, said Assistant District Attorney Hans Uthe.

Roberto Olazaba, who was 22 at the time of his arrest, has been in custody at El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe since the crash because of an probation violation stemming from the incident, Uthe said.

Olazaba's attorney, William Cole, did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday afternoon.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 14, 2013 09:13PM Published Feb 14, 2013 09:12PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.