ENCINO (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles man was charged with murder and other counts Monday stemming from a wrong-way crash on the 101 Freeway in Encino that left his girlfriend dead and their four children injured.
READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Commercial Building Blaze In Downtown LA
Prosecutors say Cesar Iban Torres, 31, drove the wrong way with the intent to kill his girlfriend and their children. He was charged with murder, attempted murder, child abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.
“A family has been torn apart by this tragic collision that leaves four young children without their mother,” District Attorney George Gascón said.Bill From State Sen. Henry Stern Will Fund More Enforcement, Stiffen Penalties On Street Racing, Sideshows
His 26-year-old girlfriend, Aimee Garcia, was killed and the couple’s four children, ages ove to seven, suffered moderate injuries.
Torres is accused of fleeing the scene and resisting arrest.
He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.MORE NEWS: Fire Scorches Residential Building In Glassell Park Area; No Injuries Reported
The case remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.