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* Ryan Crowder Sonoma Man Charged In Crash That Killed His Mother Alma Crowder

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A Rohnert Park man charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed his mother last month will be arraigned next week in Sonoma County Superior Court.Ryan Crowder, 22, has been unable to appear in court because of injuries he suffered in the Sept. 10 crash that killed his mother, Alma Crowder, 42, and seriously injured his 24-year-old brother, Jesse Crowder.Judge Elliot Daum last week issued a $210,000 arrest warrant for Ryan Crowder but withdrew the warrant this morning and placed Crowder on supervised release until his arraignment on Nov. 6.Crowder’s 1996 Toyota Sienna crashed head-on into a minivan driven by Donna Brockwell, 58, of Santa Rosa, on Stony Point Road shortly before noon, according to the California Highway Patrol. Brockwell and her 5-year-old grandson were also injured.Crowder has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI, driving under the influence of cocaine and methamphetamine and driving on a suspended license, Deputy District Attorney Robert Waner said. He suffered a broken pelvis and femur and internal injuries in the crash and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He was arrested at his home on Oct. 20 but jail personnel were unable to book him because of his medical condition and he was cited to appear in court last Friday, Waner said.Crowder’s attorney Scott Murray said his client’s injuries prevented him from appearing in court that day. His arraignment was then rescheduled for today.Crowder will have another medical evaluation before he is booked on the charges, Waner said.

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