Cayucos woman pleads guilty in death of bicyclist
September 11, 2013
A Cayucos woman who crashed her car into two bicyclists last week, killing one and injuring the other, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and driving under the influence on Tuesday. [KSBY]
Four days earlier, Jessica Whitney Goddard, 29, pleaded not guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing injury, but she changed her plea to guilty during a pre-preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Shortly before noon on September 2, Goddard, 29, was driving southbound on Highway 1 in Morro Bay when she collided with two men from Los Osos who were riding bicycles. Responders pronounced one of the bicyclists dead at the scene and transported the other to Stanford University Medical Center.
The bicyclist who died was 65-years-old, and the surviving man is 60-years-old.
Goddard is scheduled for sentencing on October 8. She faces a maximum of 14 years in prison.