Arizona Driver Charged in Death of Sandra Day O’Connor’s Sister

A 24-year-old Arizona man has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal car accident that killed the younger sister of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

IMAGE: Jarrad Barnes
Jarrad Barnes. Pima County Sheriff

Jarrad Barnes also faces one count of driving under the influence, the Pima County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Sunday.

Ann Day, 77, was a former Pima County supervisor and state senator. Her sister, the first woman on the Supreme Court, retired in 2006.

IMAGE: Ann Day
Ann Day Pima County

She was driving in the Tucson area Saturday morning when Barnes, who was driving a vehicle in oncoming traffic, crossed a median and struck Day head-on, authorities said. Day's car was then rear-ended by a truck.

Day was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Barnes, who was also been examined for non-life-threatening injuries, was released from the hospital Saturday night and immediately booked into the Pima County jail, the statement said.