Antelope man formally charged in death of Nevada County native Jasmine Turpen | TheUnion.com

Antelope man formally charged in death of Nevada County native Jasmine Turpen

Kamau Ndirangu, the Antelope man accused in connection with the July death of Nevada County native Jasmine Turpen, faces a maximum of four years if convicted, the Sacramento District Attorney's Office said this week.

Sacramento County prosecutors formally accused Ndirangu last week of a felony — hit and run causing death or permanent injury, court records state.

Arrested July 21, Ndirangu made his $50,000 bond that day. His arraignment occurred Tuesday in Sacramento County Superior Court. He's scheduled to appear in court Jan. 15 for a bail hearing, a spokeswoman said.

Authorities have said that Ndirangu was 25 when on July 21 his vehicle collided with Turpen as she rode a bicycle on Highway 160, near Northgate Boulevard. Officers arrested him at his home after he was linked to the Honda Accord involved in the collision.

Turpen, a Forest Charter School graduate and a student at Sacramento City College, died shortly after she was struck, reports state.

The Sacramento District Attorney's Office cited the ongoing investigation into the crash as a reason why Ndirangu's case kept being postponed. His arraignment was delayed a handful of times before it occurred Tuesday.

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To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.

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