FAIRFIELD — Fighting back tears, a Rio Vista woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of felony vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence causing injury.
Amber Gomes, 30, was ordered to return to court May 5 for a probable cause hearing. She is in jail with bail set at $95,000.
Gomes was driving with a companion Saturday night in a 1993 Isuzu Rodeo on eastbound Interstate 80 near the American Canyon exit when they veered off the roadway and plummeted down a steep hillside, rolling over several times before ending up on McGary Road.
Gomes and Roman Barrozo, 33, were both ejected from the Isuzu. Neither of them had been wearing seat belts, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Barrozo died from his injuries.
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