Arizona Driver Charged in Death of Sandra Day O’Connor’s Sister

Day, 77, was pronounced dead at a hospital on Saturday

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Pima County Sheriff's Office

A 24-year-old Arizona man faces manslaughter charges in connection with the fatal car crash that killed former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s younger sister, NBC News reported. 

Jarrad Barnes also faces one count of driving under the influence, Pima County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Sunday. 

Barnes was driving a vehicle in oncoming traffic Saturday morning and crossed into oncoming traffic, striking Ann Day’s car head-on. Her vehicle was then rear-ended by a truck.

Day, 77, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Barnes was examined and immediately booked into the Pima County jail, according to the statement.

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