Pedestrian death hearing delayed
August 7, 2006
The court hearing for Kevin Gorchinski, the motorist charged with manslaughter in the death of a Kings Beach pedestrian in January, has been delayed until 10 a.m. today.
Gorchinski, 25 of Sacramento, hit and killed Linda Fernandez, from Tahoma, and injured Jeremy Virgo on Jan. 8 while driving on Highway 28 in Kings Beach. The pedestrians were in the crosswalk at Fox Street, and Gorchinski was driving at or near the speed limit, according to California Highway Patrol reports.
He is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and failure to yield to pedestrians.
Prosecutors from the Placer County District Attorney’s Office offered Gorchinski a settlement that would require serving three years of informal probation and 60 days of work release, said his attorney Alison Bermant.
Gorchinski was not found to be under the influence of alcohol, according to CHP reports.
The court hearing was scheduled for Monday, but Bermant requested that it be put over one day. The case will soon be resolved, Bermant said.