LAS VEGAS (CBS/AP) — A judge set bail at $3.5 million for a California teenager accused of driving under the influence and causing a weekend crash that killed five family members on a southern Nevada freeway.
Moapa Justice of the Peace Ruth Kolhoss on Monday scheduled arraignment April 10 for 18-year-old Jean Soriano.
Soriano was arrested after the crash around 3 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 15 about 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
A police report says he told a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper he had “too many” beers before starting to drive to Las Vegas.
The five deceased were identified as 53-year-old Belen Fernandez of Lynwood; 49-year-old Raudel Fernandez-Avila of Lynwood; 45-year-old Leonardo Fernandez-Avila of Los Angeles; 41-year-old Genaro Fernandez of Norwalk, and 13-year-old Angela Sandoval of Los Angeles.
The NHP says they were in a van that was hit from behind by an SUV driven by Soriano.
Soriano and three other people also were injured in the crash.
To help the Fernandez family, donate to Bank of America account #325017255701.
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