DATE: December 12, 2023

CASE: Jonathan Lindow (Case #22FE018800)

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Danny Lee, Major Crimes Unit

Jonathan Lindow was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder, DUI causing injury, DUI causing injury with a BAC more than .08%, DUI, and DUI with a BAC more than .08%. The jury also found true allegations that Lindow’s BAC was .15% and .20% or higher, that he personally inflicted great bodily injury, and that he caused bodily injury to more than one victim.

On November 9, 2022, Lindow crashed into a motorcycle at the intersection of Greenback Lane and Hazel Avenue.  Lindsay Crawford was on the motorcycle with her husband.  Ms. Crawford suffered lethal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her husband suffered a fractured collarbone and vertebrae among other injuries. Lindow submitted to a blood test, which yielded a .23% BAC.  Three weeks prior on October 14, 2022, Lindow was driving 20 miles over the speed limit in Folsom. When he submitted to a blood test in that incident, it yielded a .20% BAC. Lindow has five prior convictions involving DUI and was provided with the Watson advisement, which is an advisement that driving under the influence is extremely dangerous to human life and might lead to a charge of murder if someone is killed as a result.

Lindow faces a maximum sentence of 23 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for January 12, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 31 before the Honorable Steven Gevercer.

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