Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Badge

Official Site of The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT

News Release

Friday, January 3, 2003

Media Relations

Traffic Collision Claims Another Life

"Traffic Collision Claims Another Life"

 

Los Angeles: On Thursday, January 2, 2003 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Jose Alcaras, a 59 year-old resident of North Hollywood was driving a 1990 Dodge Van southbound Tujunga Avenue when Shandra Jai, a 51 year-old resident of Los Angeles was driving a 1999 Chevy Blazer eastbound Sherman Way collided with the right side of Alcara’s vehicle.

Jose Alcara was transported to a local Hospital where he died due to his injuries.

Shandra Jai was transported to a local hospital were she was treated for her injuries. Jai was then booked at Van Nuys Female Jail for 191.5 (A) PC, Vehicular Manslaughter DUI (Driving Under the Influence) with Gross Negligence. Jai’s bail was set at $100,000.

The investigation is being handled by Valley Traffic Detectives. Anyone with information regarding this incident may call Valley Traffic Detectives at,
818-756-8391.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.