REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) A graduate student charged in the car crash that killed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.
Prosecutors and witnesses to the April 23 crash have said Kevin Jones ran a red light while making an illegal left turn. The University of California Berkeley journalism student was driving Halberstam to an interview with football legend Y.A. Tittle when the fatal crash happened in Menlo Park, south of San Francisco.
Jones, 27, will receive a maximum sentence of 30 days in the sheriff's work program, Judge Mark Forcum said before convicting him.