Woman gets community service in Hwy. 1 crash that killed teen

ppemberton@thetribunenews.comFebruary 4, 2014 

A Calabasas woman who crashed a Jeep near Cuesta College, resulting in the death of a 17-year-old friend, was sentenced to 300 hours of community service this week.

Sanam Azemoon was driving her 2012 Jeep Wrangler south on Highway 1 from Big Sur in February 2013 when she allowed her vehicle to travel to the right and leave the roadway. At the time, there were four passengers in the vehicle, including three in the back not wearing seatbelts. Briani Tucci, of Encino, was partially ejected as the Jeep drove off the highway into a steep embankment and rolled several times in front of Cuesta College. Tucci, who was riding in the back, suffered blunt force trauma in the accident.

The CHP determined the crash was caused by an unintentional “unsafe turning movement.”

Azemoon was charged with vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, a misdemeanor.

She will not have to serve jail or prison time, but she will be required to pay a $1,000 fine plus restitution to victims.

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