Sacto 9-1-1
May 1, 2013
UPDATE: Driver booked in fatal Roseville crash identified as attorney, CSUS professor

tonya peters jordan.JPGThe driver booked following a crash that claimed the life of a 69-year-old Roseville man Tuesday has been identified as an attorney and a faculty member at California State University, Sacramento.

A spokeswoman for CSUS confirmed that Jordan Tonya Louise Peters, 45, is an associate professor in the university's College of Business Administration. According the CSUS website, Peters is also a practicing attorney who represents employers in employment litigation matters.

Peters was arrested by Roseville police Tuesday and booked into Placer County Jail on suspicion of of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of drugs after the vehicle she was driving allegedly triggered a chain-reaction collision in which one person was killed and three others were injured.

Robert Alan Weaver of Roseville, a passenger in one of the vehicles, died, and his wife was among those injured.

Peters, a Lincoln resident, was arrested at the scene of the crash on Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Police said she was not injured.

Officers responded about 3:45 p.m. to the collision on eastbound Pleasant Grove Boulevard between Pioneer Road and Roseville Parkway. Officers at the scene indicated that a vehicle had been seen being driven in an erratic manner on Pleasant Grove Boulevard, until it struck another eastbound vehicle that was stopped for a red light at Roseville Parkway, setting off a chain-reaction collision involving five or six vehicles.

According to Placer County Jail online booking records, Peters was released today on bail bond.

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