Glenn County Observer
Well over a year since the accident, the girlfriend of a man killed in Tehama County in a crash on Interstate 5 has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and related crimes.
Philip Monroe “PJ” Pedro IV, 22 at the time of his death, was a passenger in a vehicle when he lost his life on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.
Pedro attended elementary and junior high schools in Orland, then later worked at East Coast Foods, a restaurant located at the time on Walker Street.
Pedro was a passenger in a vehicle traveling south on I-5, when it crashed south of Hooker Creek Road.
The driver was Macie Bacon, now 21. In Pedro’s obituary, published in The Glenn County Observer in October of last year, Bacon was described as Pedro’s “beloved girlfriend of three years”.
Bacon has been charged with alleged gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, a special allegation of causing great bodily injury, causing bodily injury while driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and causing bodily injury while driving while under the influence of alcohol (all felonies).
Pedro’s loved ones stated in October, “Words simply cannot express the grief that has struck our family, in which such an event bereaved us of one of our most radiant souls.”