DUI Driver Pleads Guilty for 2022 Fatal Crash in Coronado

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that a man has pleaded guilty to driving at unsafe speeds while intoxicated and for his role in a crash last year that resulted in the death of his passenger.

On July 29, 21-year-old Erwin Mejia Ramos and a group of friends drove from Riverside to San Diego County, where they went to La Jolla Cove, where they consumed alcohol. They then drove to Coronado,

According to Deputy District Attorney Amy Colby, it was there that Ramos, who was 20 at the time, was driving at speeds between 60 and 80 miles per hour in a 25-mile-an-hour zone. 

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Ramos lost control of his white sedan in the 1100 block of Orange Avenue near Park Place and the Hotel Del Coronado, killing a 26-year-old woman who had been riding in the back seat of the car.

Two additional passengers, a 20-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. 

On Tuesday, March 14, before a San Diego Court, Ramos pleaded guilty to two felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing significant bodily injury.

No further information regarding Ramos’ sentencing was available at the time of the report.

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