Angel DeJesus Castro, a 19-year-old South San Francisco resident, recently pled no contest to charges of felony vehicular manslaughter while under the influence of alcohol. In November 2022, Castro veered into oncoming traffic on S. Linden Ave and struck a pole, killing his 18-year-old passenger, Salvador Guillen Avila, according to San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. The hearing for Castro's sentence is set for February 20.
Angel DeJesus Castro (19) pled no contest to felony vehicular manslaughter while DUI, sentencing Feb 20th. Nov '22, Castro veered into oncoming traffic on S. Linden Ave, eventually striking a pole, killing his 18 yr old passenger. BAC was .12, liquor & empty beer cans in the car. pic.twitter.com/siDe7Lb71Z— San Mateo County District Attorney (@SanMateoCoDA) November 15, 2023
The investigation after the crash revealed a BAC of .12 in Castro's system, and alcohol along with empty beer cans were found present in the car, as stated by the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. The findings additionally included a half-empty bottle of tequila, a vape pen, and marijuana found in the car while he drove without a license, as per KRON4 News.