[Update September 8] Miranda Woman Booked Friday for Vehicular Manslaughter

untitled18-year-old Miranda resident, Carley Palsson, was booked into the Humboldt County jail on Friday. Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, Palsson was arrested under a Ramey Warrant which bypasses the traditional route of getting the District Attorney to sign off on a warrant and instead, is the result of law enforcement going directly to a judge.

Vehicular manslaughter can be charged by the prosecution as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Felony charges can result in a sentence of up to six years in state prison. Misdemeanor charges can result in a sentence of up to one year in a county jail.

According to this site, fleeing the scene can add as much as five years to the sentence Palsson faces. As of yesterday, she was still in the county jail.

Update September 8: This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

chpstarThe suspected driver in this Fatal Traffic Collision is in custody.  Carly Kethyrn Palsson turned herself into authorities on the evening of 09/04/2015.  Palsson is suspected to be the driver of a 2007 Gray Chevrolet Tahoe which, for reasons still under investigation, she allowed the vehicle to leave the roadway and collide into a pedestrian resulting in fatal injuries.  The Humboldt Area CHP wants to thank everyone who is assisting in this investigation.  Thank you to all citizens who called authorities with any and all information related to this case.


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