Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
DRIVER UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
ALCOHOL CONVICTED OF MURDER FOR
KILLING MAN IN HEAD-ON COLLISION
*Defendant had a 10-year-old girl in his car
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on November 5, 2006, Ramirez was driving on
After crashing his car, Ramirez was seen by witnesses throwing several beer cans from the vehicle. The defendant then left his friend and the 10-year-old girl and fled the scene on foot. Approximately one mile from the scene of the crash, Ramirez climbed back up the embankment to the road and attempted to hitchhike. Three Good Samaritans, who were aware of the crash and that the driver who was responsible had fled, saw Ramirez covered in blood on the side of the road and detained him until police arrived.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.