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Arraignment Wednesday for man accused in fatal DUI crash

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    It's been 10 days since 21-year-old Elaina Ortiz and her unborn son were killed alongside the 805 freeway, but 40-year-old suspect Joseph Venegas still has not answered to charges before a judge. 
    It's been 10 days since 21-year-old Elaina Ortiz and her unborn son were killed alongside the 805 freeway, but 40-year-old suspect Joseph Venegas still has not answered to charges before a judge. 

The man accused in a crash that killed a pregnant woman heads to court Wednesday.

Joseph Venegas is set to appear for arraignment, after three previous court appearances were postponed because of a medical scare.

Venegas is facing vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges. He was allegedly drunk when he crashed his SUV into a parked car, killing 21-year-old Elaina Ortiz and her unborn son.

Venegas could get 16 years in prison, if convicted.

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