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DUI suspect posts bail ahead of felony arraignment

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The man involved in a Torrey Highlands-area crash that killed a 61-year-old woman is out of jail Friday and waiting to see a judge.

Thirty-year-old Anthony Rodriguez posted bail Thursday night. He was being held on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter, authorities said. He's expected to be arraigned on three felony counts.

Rodriguez was headed east in the 14100 block of Carmel Valley Road when his Fiat 500 veered into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a 1987 Chevrolet sedan shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police.

The victim was identified as 61-year-old Enid Mayer. She was wife, mother and caretaker, who was loved by many in her Chula Vista Community. 

"I'm stunned. I can't believe this happened to someone so nice," said a neighbor of Enid Mayer. 

Mayer's neighbor asked to remain anonymous, but said Enid had lived in a Chula Vista apartment complex for nearly six years. Mayer's neighbor said she had a heart of gold. 

"She would do anything for anyone. You wouldn't even have to ask," said the Mayer's neighbor. 

It was that generosity that placed Mayer in Carmel Valley Wednesday night. She would drive several times a week to care for her mother-in-law. 

Enid was presumably on her way home from her mother-in-law's Wednesday night, when 30-year-old Anthony Rodriguez veered into oncoming traffic in a Fiat 500. 

According to witnesses who spoke to Rodriguez at the scene before police arrived, he did not appear drunk, and initially said the victim veered into his lane. 

Over the phone, Beverly, who was three cars back when the accident occurred, said a doctor tried to help Enid, while she consoled Rodriguez. 

"He was very out of it. I even asked him if he was in shock, and he said yes," she said. 

Rodriguez, who was not seriously hurt, was booked into San Diego Central Jail, with bail set at $100,000.

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