Sleepy driver sentenced

Driver who caused fatal accident sentenced

A Marysville man charged with misdemeanor vehicle manslaughter after falling asleep at the wheel in May 2014 was sentenced last week (March 24) in Butte County Superior Court.

Angelo Navarro Vincent, 38, received 90 days of jail time and three years probation for the head-on collision that killed 53-year-old Paradise nutritionist Jane Rodgers. Rodgers, who specialized in working with developmentally disabled children, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Vincent (pictured), a well-driller, told California Highway Patrol investigators he’d fallen asleep while driving home from a job site.

In a press release, District Attorney Mike Ramsey warned that driving while tired can have tragic consequences and urged sleepy drivers to pull over.