Cody Hall Sentenced to Prison in 2013 Fatal Bike Collision

The nine-year sentence was called for in the plea agreement Hall agreed to in April.

Cody Hall
Cody Hall
A Pleasanton teen was sentenced today to nine years in state prison for a crash in Pleasanton last June that killed a bicyclist and injured her husband.
Cody Hall, 19, had faced a murder charge for the June 9 crash that killed 58-year-old Diana Hersevoort of Dublin, but last month prosecutors reached an agreement with him that allowed him to plead no contest to the lesser charge of felony vehicular manslaughter.

[Related article: Cody Hall To Serve 9 Years, Takes Plea Deal in Fatal Bike Collision]
The nine-year term imposed by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kevin Murphy was the sentence that was called for in Hall's plea agreement.
Pleasanton police said Hersevoort and her husband, Johannes Hersevoort, were riding their bicycles north on Foothill Road sough of Golden Eagle Way just after 1 p.m. on June 9 when Hall, who was driving a 2004 Dodge Neon in the same direction, crashed into them.
Police said the speed limit on Foothill Road is 40 mph but Hall was traveling at about 83 mph as he approached and passed another vehicle that also was traveling north.

Officer Tom Hansen said in a probable cause statement that the road "makes a sweeping right hand turn" in that area but Hall passed the other vehicle unlawfully, crossing double parallel lines, and then began to lose control of his car and crashed into the Hersevoorts.
He said Diana Hersevoort was killed and Johannes Hersevoort suffered a broken leg. In addition to pleading no contest to vehicular manslaughter for killing Diana Hersevoort, Hall pleaded to an enhancement clause that he inflicted great bodily injury on her husband.

—By Bay City News

Previous Patch articles about the fatal Foothill Road collision:

Raphael Bruckner May 31, 2014 at 04:10 PM
This kid didnt get what he deserves. However the man sex that he's about to experience enhances his punishment.
Raphael Bruckner June 01, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Sorry Linda Wyner that is why I didn't use that word because it won't be. He will consent....or face the consequences of prison society. You see the punishment go's beyond the courtroom. Though his actions he put himself there took a life and I have no mercy. Has someone kill a love one of yours.
A Reader June 02, 2014 at 09:52 AM
May Cody Hall find life as the big guy's prison wife intolerable to the point that he takes his own life. There is not one reason on this earth that Cody Hall should be allowed to continue with his life.
DB June 02, 2014 at 05:20 PM
Sandra- I cant even imagine what your family has gone through.I have had alot of family members going to college in Chico also. I surely hope the loser who did that gets more time than that. Under the circumstances I would like to see the death penalty for him


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