Bryan Grayley arrested for DUI after Long Beach crash kills driver

Posted: May 17, 2022

LONG BEACH, CA (May 3, 2022) – Bryan Grayley, 66, was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI after crashing into another driver and killing him. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Grayley was driving his Subaru Outback when he rear-ended a GMC Yukon, sending the Yukon off the road and down into a flood channel control, killing the driver of the Yukon. 

The victim was found in his vehicle overturned in the channel. 

Both drivers were taken to the hospital where the 53-year-old driver of the Yukon was pronounced dead. His identity is currently being withheld until his family has been notified. 

Police stated that both drivers were driving at high speeds when Grayley rear-ended the Yukon on Willow Street near Coyote Creek. The high speeds and driver impairment are both factors in this accident. 

If anyone has any additional information about this accident, they can contact Long Beach Detective Kevin Johansen at (562) 570-7355.

Liability in Long Beach DUI accidents

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:

  • Delayed reaction times
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Impaired judgment
  • Lowered alertness

The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Long Beach DUI Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim killed by Bryan Grayley. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about the DUI accident that took place in Long Beach? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.


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