Police closed the investigation this week after the Orange County coroner's office released autopsy and toxicology reports on the death of Julia "Julie" Allen, the 27-year-old driver alleged to have started the deadly chain of events on the arterial road, Sgt. Steve Burdette said. The coroner found antipsychotic medication in her system but no illegal drugs.
Allen, a former track star at Corona del Mar High School, was reported speeding down West Coast Highway along Mariner's Mile in her tan Ford Taurus on Jan. 15. At one point, her car was seen going airborne.
Christopher De La Cruz, 49, of
Traces of the anti-psychotic drugs olanzapine and quetiapine — used to treat
Though the drugs can cause drowsiness, the publicly released sections of the report and investigation were inconclusive in whether they were partly to blame for Allen's erratic driving.
Allen died from laceration of