Prosecutors have charged a Manteca woman with a single count of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter stemming from a fatal traffic collision on Crow Canyon Road that killed a Danville bicyclist in May, Danville police announced late Thursday afternoon.
Authorities allege Alyssa Densmore, 26, was traveling northbound on Crow Canyon in a Toyota Avalon when she struck cyclist George Kaufer at the Tassajara Ranch Drive intersection just before 4:40 p.m. May 5.
Kaufer, 55, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he later died, according to police. The married father of two daughters worked as facilities director for the San Mateo-Foster City School District.
The Danville Police Department's Traffic Unit investigated the crash for several weeks and forwarded the case information to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office for consideration, with prosecutors ultimately choosing to charge Densmore with misdemeanor manslaughter, according to town officials.
The DA's Office has not responded to requests for comment on the case sent earlier Thursday afternoon. It was not immediately clear whether Densmore has appeared in court to face the charge or entered a plea.
Thursday was the first time Danville police publicly identified Densmore.