VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday that Los Angeles resident Nathaniel Wills pled not guilty to charges of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and other charges related to a deadly car crash in 2021.
Special allegations were also filed against Wills including that he had prior convictions and that the collision caused bodily injury or death to more than one person.
Ventura County District Attorney's Office alleges that on Jan. 27, 2021, Wills crashed at a high rate of speed into a tree stump on Rose Avenue and Cesar Chavez Drive in Oxnard while intoxicated.
As a result of that collision, one passenger was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene while two other passengers were transported to a hospital for major injuries detail Ventura County District Attorney's Office.
Wills was arrested for murder in the second degree and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury by Oxnard Police Department officers on Mar. 9, 2021, while being treated for his own injuries after the crash at a local hospital detail Ventura County District Attorney's Office.
Currently, Wills is in custody on a $1 million bail and is due in Ventura County Superior Court on Aug. 30 at 1:30 p.m.