Henry Eduardo Saldana-Mejia, 27, and Gabriela M. Andrade, 28, killed, and Grace Elizabeth Coleman, 22, arrested in crash at Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive in Newport Beach, California

Modified Date: 
Fri, 07/29/2022 - 1:01pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Man, woman killed in Newport Beach crash

The two people killed were in a Nissan when it collided with a Range Rover.

2 dead in Newport Beach crash; 3 juveniles on board

A man and woman in the Nissan were both pronounced dead on arrival, according to the department. Three juveniles were also in the vehicle, but there was no information on their conditions.

Woman Arrested in Newport Beach DUI Crash That Killed 2 Adults and Injured Their Kids

Grace Elizabeth Coleman of Newport Beach, who has a prior conviction for driving under the influence, was booked on suspicion of murder, DUI causing bodily injury and hit-and-run resulting in death, according to Heather Rangel, a spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department.

Woman faces DUI, murder charges after Newport Beach crash leaves parents dead, 3 children hospitalized

Loves ones said the family of five was going to pick up a paycheck, while a GoFundMe page created for funeral expenses said the couple and their children were looking at Christmas lights. Another GoFundMe page was also set up for the girls' future expenses.

Driver charged with murder in Newport Beach crash that killed couple and injured their 3 kids

Police have alleged that Coleman tried to flee the scene on foot but was quickly located by officers. The complaint alleges that Coleman had a blood-alcohol content of .20, more than twice the legal limit for driving.

Bond Denied for Woman Charged in DUI Crash that Killed Couple in Newport Beach

An Orange County Superior Court judge Tuesday denied bail for a 22-year-old woman accused of driving drunk and causing a Newport Beach crash that killed a Santa Ana couple and left their three young daughters hospitalized.

Driver pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed couple

The plea was in response to an offer by Judge Gregg L. Prickett and means Coleman faces up to 21 years to life in prison. She is expected to be sentenced July 19 and had she been convicted could have faced a longer prison term.

Woman sentenced 21 years in OC DUI crash that killed couple, injured daughters

Grace Elizabeth Coleman was sentenced to 21 years to life, with no probation, as part of a plea deal that avoided the possibility of a stiffer sentence potentially ranging from 42 years to life in prison if convicted at trial.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Henry Eduardo Saldana-Mejia
Gabriela M. Andrade
Grace Elizabeth Coleman

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