The trial for a Costa Mesa man accused of killing a passenger in another car in a drunk driving crash and fleeing the scene more than a year ago was set to begin Monday.
Gustavo Adrian Vega, 23, is charged with killing Cara Lee, 20, while driving drunk, according to a news release from the Orange County district attorney's office.
Prosecutors allege that Vega ran a red light at Sunflower Avenue and Flower Street at 2:28 a.m. Feb. 14, 2010, hitting a car that Lee rode in. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver sustained minor injuries.