DUI Driver Facing Manslaughter Charges in Jogger Death

A Santee man, with a previous DUI on his record and a suspended license, is in jail charged with vehicular manslaughter for the death of a female jogger.

The C HP says the woman killed Monday evening by suspected DUI driver Michael Woodfill, who's 46 years old, has been identified as Susana Gotell, who was 41 years old. 

CHP says Woodfill hit a fence on North Woodside Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Monday.  When he tried to get back onto the road, he overcorrected, crossing both lanes and hitting Gotell who was jogging next to the road.

Officers returned to the scene Tuesday to reconstruct the scene. Woodfill had a DUI back in 2016 after officers say he was found with an excessive blood alcohol level. One month later, his license was reinstated with restrictions. 

Earlier this year, Woodfill’s license was also suspended after officials say he had no insurance, but was later reinstated five days later.

When the crash happened Monday, Woodfill was driving on a restricted license. Woodfill is currently being held without bail after being arrested for felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

(Photo of flowers left at scene, 10News)

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