REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) A graduate student charged in the car crash that killed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam was sentenced Thursday to five days in jail, but a judge recommended he serve the time on a supervised work program.
Kevin Jones, 27, pleaded no contest last fall to a charge of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter stemming from the April 23 crash.
The University of California Berkeley journalism student was driving Halberstam to an interview with football legend Y.A. Tittle when the crash happened in Menlo Park, south of San Francisco. Prosecutors and witnesses have said Jones ran a red light while making an illegal left turn.