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Criminal charges possible for driver in crash killing pregnant woman

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SAN DIEGO — An El Cajon man was facing possible criminal charges Monday in the aftermath of a weekend crash that killed a 27-year-old woman and her unborn baby on a rural road near the Viejas Casino, authorities reported.

Willows Rd, Viejas GradeKahari Oliver, 31, was driving to the west on Willows Road in Alpine when his 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue drifted off the roadway shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Oliver veered sharply back to the left and lost control of the sedan, which overturned near Viejas Grade Road, ejecting his unrestrained front-seat passenger, CHP public-affairs Officer Kevin Pearlstein said.

Medics airlifted the eight months pregnant victim, identified by Medical Examiner’s Office as Darnesha Mcfarlane, to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, where she and the fetus were pronounced dead. Oliver was taken to the same trauma center for treatment of minor injuries.

Investigators later learned that a court had issued a restraining order requiring Oliver to stay away from the Mcfarlane, Pearlstein said.

The Highway Patrol will seek charges of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and a restraining-order violation against Oliver, the officer said.