|For Immediate Release
Case # 09ZF0049
January 8, 2009
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
DRIVER UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF METHAMPHETAMINE INDICTED FOR KILLING ONE AND INJURING ANOTHER IN 90 MPH CRASH AFTER RUNNING RED LIGHT
SANTA ANA – A driver under the influence of methamphetamine was indicted today on charges of killing one man and injuring another after driving over 90 mph through a red light and crashing into them in an intersection. Amika Sergejev, 31, was indicted on one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, one felony count of driving under the influence while intoxicated, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for causing great bodily injury. She faces a maximum sentence of 14 years and eight months in state prison if convicted on all counts. Sergejev is being held on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment Jan. 15, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-5, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2008, Sergejev is accused of driving eastbound over 93 mph in a 40 mph zone on Lincoln Avenue in Cypress. She is accused of being under the influence of methamphetamine and weaving in and out of lanes. Sergejev, who was driving a rented GMC pick-up truck, is accused of running through a red light at the intersection of Walker Street and Lincoln Avenue and crashing into two cars that were legally passing through the intersection.
Lee Neang, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma. Peter VanDyk, 20, was transported to the hospital to have glass fragments removed from his body.
Deputy District Attorney Susan Price of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.