Opening statements are scheduled Wednesday in the trial of an alleged drunken driver accused of causing a pregnant woman’s death during a Mother’s Day 2017 crash in Ramona.
Andrew Milonis, 46, is charged with murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run in connection with the deaths of 29-year-old Jessica Foderingham and her unborn child.
Foderingham, who was driving to her grandmother’s house in a separate car behind her husband, was eight months pregnant.
Christian Foderingham, a U.S. Marine, testified during a 2017 preliminary hearing that he heard a loud bang behind him, saw an SUV swerve onto a sidewalk and witnessed his wife’s 2016 Dodge Dart slam into a tree in the center median on San Vincente Road about 6:45 p.m. on May 14, 2017.
The driver of the SUV, later identified as Milonis, fled following the collision, then abandoned his vehicle about a mile away and called for a Lyft driver to give him a ride to a bar on Main Street, CHP public affairs Officer Kevin Pearlstein alleged. Deputies found him at the tavern about an hour later and arrested him.
According to testimony, Milonis was arrested on suspicion of DUI six months before the fatal accident when he allegedly drove drunk and hit a neighbor’s fence before going home.
–City News Service
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