Ruth Levy

 

 

 

Age: 20

 

Summary: student at Santa Barbara City College in California who was among one of four known fatalities involved in a senseless February 23 high-speed car collision and murder rampage that also critically injured another person when a deranged motorist identified as prominent Hollywood television director Daniel Attias's mentally-ill teenage son David Attias had plowed his car into a crowded pedestrian-filled street in the student community of Isla Vista, Calif. near the University of California at Santa Barbara (USCB) campus and shouted that he was the "angel of death" after striking the pedestrians, in which the case sparked wider debate on how the insanity ruling should applied to the fate of those convicted of murder in California, but initial police reports said the suspect had no previous driving citations and was arraigned in a Santa Barbara County superior court on charges that included four counts each of murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, plus one count of felony driving under the influence of drugs causing great bodily injury.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a hit-and-run accident caused by a drunk driver

 

Born: December 12, 1980

 

Died: February 23, 2001

 

Location: Isla Vista, California