Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collision Near UTC Mall

Soranun Booppanon, 39, has been arrested for DUI and manslaughter

By R. Stickney and Christina London
|  Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013  |  Updated 7:13 PM PDT
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Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collision Near UTC Mall

A 39-year-old woman has been arrested after causing a four-car crash that killed one person.

Soranun Booppanon was arrested for felony DUI and manslaughter, according to police.

The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near the UTC mall in La Jolla.

According to police, two cars, a Volkswagen Golf and an Audi, were turning onto La Jolla Village Drive from southbound Genesee Avenue.

Officials said Booppanon’s Prius ran a red light and hit both cars, and then ran into a Nissan truck.

The driver of the Golf died at the scene. The passenger of the vehicle was sent to a nearby hospital with what officials described as serious injuries.

Booppanon and the Audi driver suffered minor injuries, according to officials. The Nissan driver was not hurt.

The intersection of La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue was closed in all directions during the investigation.
 

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