Ok, here is how I see it. Without seeing this particular intersection or area where this accident had occurred, it can be difficult to say who is at fault. However, I have driven in areas of Ohio, where you are alowed to do U turns and it is no different than if you were at an intersection with a stop sign. You, the person making the U turn, has to make sure the area/intersection is clear, before making that turn. Same as if you were at a stop sign, at a 4 way intersection, where the cross road does not have to stop. Before you continue on, you must make sure the intersection is clear, whether at the stop sign or making a legal U turn. In either case, the U turn or stop sign, if you proceed and hit another car YOU, the one making the U turn or going through the stop sign, are at fault. The other traffic had the right of way. So, from what I can tell by reading this article, the guy IS at fault for making the turn, without making sure he could do it safely. The excuse, I just didn't see the other vehicle, is no excuse, unless perhaps it was at night and the other vehicle did not have the head lights on. So yes, from what I can tell by reading this article, he is at fault for not yielding to the right of way of on coming traffic and also leaving the scene of an accident. Yes, since someone died, he can be charged with vehicular manslaughter. In most cases though, even though he can face 21 years in jail, most of that time will be dropped. Now, is the girl also at fault? Well, she is at fault for a few things here. DUI and underage consumption. But, who is really at fault for causing the accident? You can argue and say that well, if the girl wasn't intoxicated, she wouldn't have had this accident. But is this true? If she wasn't drunk and was at the same place at the same time and this accident still occurred, who is at fault? From what I read in this article, it would have been the guy's fault for pulling into that intersection without making sure it was safe to do so. With that said, the girl still needs to be charged with DUI and under age consumption.