Lyft passenger, 70, dies after driver fell asleep behind wheel, crashed into light pole

2 months ago

Orange County news, California news.

An elderly California woman has passed away last April when the driver of a Lyft taxi she was riding fell asleep and ended up crashing the vehicle.

The deadly crash occurred on April 4 at around 7 a.m. Tustin resident Margie Quibol was identified as the 70-year-old victim of the crash.

On July 21, Orange County officers arrested 30-year-old Andy Van Pham and charged him with vehicular manslaughter.

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  • “After an extensive investigation by the Tustin Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team, it was determined the driver, 30-year-old Andy Van Pham was driving with negligence, resulting in the death of the victim,” a police statement said.

    Lyft announced that Pham was permanently dismissed as a driver for the company and that they were assisting in the investigation.

    “We are heartbroken by this tragic incident and our hearts are with the rider’s family during this incredibly difficult time,” the company’s statement read.