A 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to four years in prison for gross vehicular manslaughter in a drunken driving crash that killed a man last year in Orange.
In the early morning hours of March 14, 2015, Rebecca Munoz was driving a 2014 BMW 320i south on the Orange (57) Freeway at about 80 mph when she made an unsafe lane change and slammed into the left rear of a 2002 Jeep Liberty, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Mark Birney.
The force of the collision pushed the Jeep into a retaining wall for a long distance before it flipped over the wall and down an elevated transition, Birney said. The vehicle landed upside down on an onramp, Birney said.
The crash killed 34-year-old Eric Phan of Midway City, Birney said.
The driver of the SUV, Neil Raboy, 36, of Huntington Beach, suffered major head trauma injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.
— City News Service
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