A man accused of killing a man on his motorcycle in a head on collision after driving the wrong way on Interstate 15 last Saturday is set to arraigned today in the city of Vista.
The deadly accident took place just after noon on July 28th in the northbound lanes of the freeway near Via Rancho Parkway in Escondido where 34-year-old Brian Joseph Webb of Murrieta drove his 2003 Dodge Ram up the Del Lago off-ramp and into oncoming lanes.
Not long after entering the highway in the wrong direction, Webb smashed into 60-year-old, recently retired neurophysiologist Robin Vaughan of Escondido who was riding his 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was reported that Vaughan, a father of five, and a grandfather of fifteen, and his wife Conetta were preparing to serve an 18-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints just a few days later.
Webb was arrested at the scene of the crash after officers found open alcohol containers in his truck. He is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence causing bodily injury, driving under the influence with a prior conviction, hit-and-run resulting in death, and driving with a suspended license.
In a released statement, the Vaughan family offered forgiveness for Webb, and hoped “that as he is held accountable for his actions he will use the experience to bring his life and choices more in harmony with Christ’s gospel.”
If he is found guilty, Webb is certain to face a hefty punishment, with multiple years behind bars and fines totaling into the tens of thousands of dollars.
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