Booppanon, a 39-year-old Rancho Bernardo resident. She was allegedly under the influence of strong prescription medication at the time of a crash on La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue that killed a 77-year-old man in another car on Oct. 23
Booppanon allegedly ran a red light at Genesee Avenue while she was heading west on La Jolla Village Drive in University City, according to San Diego police.
Booppanon's Toyota Prius rammed into an Audi sedan and a Volkswagen Golf, then hit a Nissan truck before all four vehicles skidded to a halt across the traffic lanes.
The driver of the Volkswagen died at the scene of the pileup despite medics' attempts to resuscitate him. His female passenger suffered serious injuries, while Booppanon and the motorist in the Audi sustained minor injuries, SDPD Officer Frank Cali said. The driver of the pickup was unhurt.
City News Service contributed to this report.