Grass Valley woman will not be charged in accidental death |

Grass Valley woman will not be charged in accidental death

The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office will not charge a 19-year-old woman involved in a fatal crash in June with manslaughter.

Ruby Bell, 19, crossed over the double-yellow line on McCourtney Road in her Geo Tracker June 26 and crashed into a Mercury Cougar driven by Corinne Walsh, 56 of Nevada City.

Walsh died from her injuries, and the CHP recommended manslaughter charges against Bell in a report submitted to the District Attorney’s Office this summer.

Deputy District Attorney Dave Walters cited several factors influenced the decision, inluding not having enough information to secure a guilty verdict.

For the complete story, read Tuesday’s edition of The Union.

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