The student who drove the car in which journalism icon David Halberstam was killed will be charged with vehicular manslaughter, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Kevin Jones, 26, a UC Berkeley journalism student, allegedly ran a red light to turn left and collided with an oncoming car. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted.
"The conduct engaged in by Mr. Jones was more than simply a mistake. It was negligence," the prosecutor said. Halberstam, the 73-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner, was in the San Francisco area in April for a speaking engagement at Berkeley and to work on his next book.