Alleged Drunk Driver Faces Manslaughter Charges In Head-On Crash In San Leandro

SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — A suspected drunken driver has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for a crash that killed a 57-year-old woman in San Leandro early Sunday morning, prosecutors said.

Akeem King also has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs causing great bodily injury in connection with the crash, which occurred in the 14500 block of Washington Boulevard at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, killing Lomina Faumuina, 57, and critically injuring Ronald Gene Hill, the man who was driving the car she was in.

King was also injured in the accident and was hospitalized.

San Leandro police said King was traveling at about 100 mph when it crashed head-on into the vehicle carrying Hill and Faumuina.

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