The crash killed one person and injured another on eastbound Pleasant Valley Road in Oxnard last year. Prosecutors say the defendant's blood alcohol level was .24 and he had methamphetamine in his system.
The crash happened Sunday afternoon in the area of Bradley Road north of Greentree
The defendant fled to New Mexico after the killing but was caught and returned to Ventura
The defendant pleaded not guilty to a host of charges including kidnapping but he is not facing attempted murder
The death appears to be from natural causes
Police say the suspect is a transient and court records indicate a lengthy criminal history
The driver called 911 and stayed at the scene