Driver In Deadly Davis Crash To Be Charged With Murder

WOODLAND (CBS13) – The driver involved in a deadly crash in Davis will be facing a charge of murder, prosecutors revealed.

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff W. Reisig’s office released their criminal complaint against Steven Hendrix on Friday, showing that they plan on filing murder, vehicular manslaughter, DUI and child endangerment charges.

Prosecutors will argue that Hendrix willfully killed 71-year-old Cynthia Jonasen with malice aforethought in the Feb. 24 crash. Jonasen was turning onto 2nd Street in Davis when the car Hendrix was driving broadsided her.

Four juveniles were in Hendrix’ car at the time of the crash, police say. Officers believe Hendrix was driving under the influence of drugs.

The complaint also reveals that Hendrix has a lengthy criminal history, including convictions that led to him serving time in prison and having his driving license suspended and revoked.

Hendrix is scheduled to be arraigned at the Yolo County Courthouse early Friday afternoon.


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