A woman has been charged in the wrongful death of Jayme Midlam, 25, who was killed in a car accident on December 29. April Thompson, 23, pleaded not guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection to the fatal accident, according to NBC News in San Diego.
Midlam was driving on SR-52 shortly before 1 a.m. when he collided with Thompson, who was driving the wrong way in her Chevy 2500 pickup truck. Midlam, driving a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle, was pronounced dead on the scene. Thompson was treated for moderate injuries and then was booked for driving under the influence.
“We’re just feeling devastated for the young man’s family, and especially his mother,” said Janet Cowan, Thompson’s mother. “April has conveyed to me her feelings of being so grief-stricken because of what’s happened and what she’s done. She feels horrible about it.”
If convicted, Thompson faces up to ten years in prison. Please visit our site for more information, and contact our firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been in a car accident.
Tip of the day: If you plan on consuming alcohol, arrange for a safe ride home or arrangements beforehand—do not put it off until after you are intoxicated and your judgment is clouded.
Dudek Law Firm, APC—San Diego wrongful death attorney