Authorities Identify DUI Motorist in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

The L.A. Times reports that the California Highway Patrol released the identity of a 21-year-old man who caused a fatal crash in Tustin while under alcohol. The crash claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman. 

According to the statement released by the CHP on Tuesday, Dylan Erric Robinson of Altadena was charged with manslaughter and drunken driving in a crash that happened on the 5 (Santa Ana) Freeway early Sunday morning.

Investigators say that Robinson was driving his 2015 Prius northbound in the southbound lanes of the freeway’s diamond lane. Approximately three minutes after the CHP received calls about the wrong-way driver, officers found Robinson’s vehicle as it was entering the southbound HOV lane of the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway interchange. 

There, Robinson’s Prius collided with a southbound white Subaru Outback at a high rate of speed.

The driver of the Outback, a 22-year-old Costa Mesa man, suffered a broken leg and hand. His passenger, a 22-year-old woman from Anaheim, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Robinson was also injured in the crash, suffering moderate injuries from cuts to his legs and head. He was transported to the Orange County Global Medical Center for treatment.

Investigators determined that Robinson’s blood alcohol level was .17 percent – more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent. He is currently facing the felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and DUI with a BAC greater than .08 percent or more causing great bodily injury.  

Prosecutors say that Robinson may also face additional sentencing enhancements because his actions caused injury to two people. 

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