Dylan Erric James Robinson, a 21-year-old man, is facing gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges after he killed Reinne J. Lim, a 22-year-old Anaheim woman while driving the wrong way on the 5 freeway, in Tustin, on Oct. 2.
The collision happened at around 2:10 a.m. on Oct. 2, a Sunday, in the southbound lanes of the freeway near the transition to the 55 Freeway in Tustin, according to the CHP.
The incident happened when Tommy Le, 22-years-old, was driving a white Subaru Outback with Lim as his passenger on the southbound 5 Freeway in Tustin.
At the same time, Robinson was driving a 2015 Toyota Prius, traveling north on the southbound 5 Freeway transition to the southbound 55 Freeway. Robinson’s Toyota slammed head-on into the Subaru, killing Lim and seriously injuring Le, who sustained a broken right leg and right hand.
The charges were issued on Tuesday and are all felonies. Robinson is also looking at possible sentencing enhancements.
Robinson’s blood-alcohol content after the collision was .17, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08. It would take about 9 to 10 alcoholic beverages to reach a BA level of .17 as you can see in the chart linked here.
According to Ms. Lim’s LinkedIn bio she was a nursing student at Mount St. Mary’s University.