A San Francisco man has been convicted of causing an accident that resulted in the death of a Marysville woman more than two years ago, the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Dominik Oshay Cash was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for the incident on January 16, 2021, in which he ran a red light at 80 mph in Marysville and crashed into Dawn Loralee Ritter, who died on the shot, the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Cash fled California Highway Patrol officers after a traffic stop for speeding. Officers would later find he had a 9mm handgun in the seat next to him at the time and multiple warrants for his arrest, prosecutors said.
The prosecutor’s office said that despite multiple attempts by law enforcement to safely stop his vehicle during the chase, he entered the intersection and struck Ritter’s vehicle. She was 55 years old.
After the impact, the prosecutor’s office said Cash continued to flee from law enforcement on foot, but was taken into custody.
Cash has a long criminal history throughout California, including high-speed chases, escapes and sex crimes, the Red Bluff Daily News reported.
Several members of Ritter’s family spoke about his loss during the sentencing hearing, the prosecutor’s office said.