Woodland Man Convicted of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter

Tyler McLean drove in opposing lane killing the driver of another car

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – March 1, 2019 – On February 27, 2019, Tyler McLean, a 24-year-old resident of Woodland, was convicted of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter.

On October 01, 2016, McLean was driving from Woodland to West Sacramento on Old River Road. On a straight portion of the roadway, McLean crossed double-yellow lines into the opposing lane of traffic. A car carrying two women and children swerved out of the way. However, McLean then caused a head-on traffic collision with 21-year-old Juan Gilberto Bravo of Knights Landing. Bravo, who was traveling home from work, died instantly from his injuries.

McLean had been partying the night before in Sacramento. McLean made various statements about drinking too much beer, taking Nyquil, and smoking marijuana prior to the crash. McLean’s urine screen was positive for cocaine and benzodiazepines.

District Attorney Jeff Reisig said “Mr. Bravo was a respected member of the Knights Landing and Robbins communities where he was a soccer coach. Mr. Bravo was a son, brother, fiancé, and friend. Drivers need to be aware of their impaired ability to drive, either from alcohol, drugs, or sleep deprivation. This case shows dangerous decisions have tragic consequences.”

The Honorable David Reed presided over the trial and is scheduled to sentence McLean on April 23, 2019. McLean faces up to six year in prison.

Photo depicts the victim, Juan Bravo, and his family. Image is of the vehicle that the defendant was driving, taken just after the collision.

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