Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Freeway Crash That Killed Infant

By City News Service

(CNS) – A Pasadena man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in state prison for a drunken crash that killed an infant on the Pasadena (110) Freeway in Elysian Park last November.

Jared Hale Lynch Silvestri, 27, pleaded guilty Aug. 25 to one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving with a 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content causing injury, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Silvestri crashed his VW Jetta full-speed into a Chrysler pulled over to the shoulder of the freeway near Stadium Way last Nov. 5.

Melanie Brown — a nearly 3-month-old baby who was in the Chrysler along with her grandmother and a 9-year-old girl — died about three hours later at a hospital.

Brown’s grandmother was also injured, and the 9-year-old girl suffered minor injuries, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Silvestri was arrested that night by the California Highway Patrol and has remained behind bars since then, according to jail records.

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