SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — The Orange County District Attorney released a new booking photo Monday of Grace Elizabeth Coleman, who has been charged with murder in connection with a DUI crash that killed a Santa Ana couple and injured their three daughters.
Coleman, 22, was arrested after police say she left the Dec. 8 crash on foot. She was booked Friday after being released from the hospital.READ MORE: GoFundMe Set Up For Tomas Mejia, Security Guard Fatally Stabbed At Park La Brea Apartments
Police say Coleman had a blood alcohol concentration of more than .20 when she ran a red light immediately before the crash on a dark and steep Newport Coast Drive. Her Range Rover collided with a family of five in a Hyundai.READ MORE: United Teachers LA Vote In Favor Of Agreement With LAUSD For Physical Return To 2021-2022 School Year
Henry Eduardo Saldana-Mejia, 27, of Santa Ana and his wife, 29-year-old Gabriela Andrade, were pronounced dead at the scene. The couple’s three young daughters, ranging in age from 1 year old to 5 years old – each suffered broken bones and were hospitalized.
The couple’s family said Saldana-Mejia had been working at the nearby Pelican Hill resort in housekeeping, and was on their way to pick up his last paycheck.MORE NEWS: Suspected Car Thief In Custody After Pursuit Ends In North Hollywood
Coleman is being held without bail, and is scheduled to make her first court appearance on Dec. 22.