A man charged with killing a woman and injuring two people with his vehicle at a San Jose bar was allegedly having oral sex at the time of the incident, according to the East Bay Times.
32-year-old Alex Moreno of San Jose reportedly had oral sex under the influence of alcohol and cocaine when he backed his pickup truck into a group of people sitting outside of the Agave Sports Bar and Grill, killing 35-year-old Diana Prieto-Chacon Friday evening. Moreno was charged Wednesday with gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence, the East Bay Times reported.
Moreno had been kicked out of the bar due to his drunken behavior and had been seen using cocaine and attempting to remove a woman’s top, according to the East Bay Times. Witnesses reportedly saw Moreno and a 24-year-old woman enter his 2017 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, where the woman later admitted that she had performed oral sex on him without the knowledge that the truck had been moving. She also blamed herself for the crash, lying to police that she had been driving the truck, but was not arrested or charged with a crime, according to East Bay Times.
UPDATE: Alex Moreno, 32, arrested on suspicion of DUI & vehicular manslaughter after he accidentally reversed his Chevy Silverado at high speed, plowing into woman & man sitting in outdoor dining area of Agave Sports Bar & Grill, killing the woman, per @SanJosePD pic.twitter.com/4VqbccW25b
— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) June 12, 2021
The truck reportedly crashed into outdoor tables and crushed the three victims against the side of the restaurant at 45 miles per hour. Prieto-Chacon died at the hospital and the two men currently suffer from non-life-threatening leg injuries, according to the East Bay Times. (RELATED: 68-Year-Old Charged With DUI After Leading 20 MPH Police Chase)
The deceased victim was a mother to a 3-year-old girl and Columbian citizen visiting the U.S. for two weeks, Telemundo reported. The victim’s mother reportedly wrote in a Facebook message to Telemundo that she promises to take care of Prieto-Chacon’s daughter.
Moreno’s employer, who owned the vehicle, said in a statement that he was not authorized to use the company’s truck at the time, according to the East Bay Times.