A 42-One year-faded man is dealing with three abolish prices after California officers grunt he deliberately slammed a Toyota Prius in conjunction with his hold automotive on Sunday night in Temescal Valley, Calif. about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Six teenage boys were contained within the Prius, which went off the boulevard after being hit, and three are surely slow.
Per reformatory records, Anurag Chandra is being held without bail and would possibly perhaps perhaps presumably be in court docket on Jan. 23. He additionally faces loads of assault with a lethal weapon prices.
Officials with the California Toll road Patrol (CHP)instructed reportersat a Monday press conference that Chandra “deliberately rammed the Prius, inflicting the motive force to lose regulate” and shatter real into a tree on Sunday night. Chandra used to be arrested after witnesses followed him to his house and reported him to authorities, said CHP Lt. David Yokley. After CHP reviewed evidence, the department went from investigating the incident as successful-and-trudge to abolish, Yokely added.
One of the necessary children used to be chanced on slow on the scene, and two others later died within the health center, the officers said. The three surviving children got “moderate” accidents.
Officials hold no longer yet released the names of the boys, nonetheless said all were minors instead of the motive force who used to be 18.
One lady, Debbie Ruiz, instructed reporters at a vigil that her 16-One year-faded son Drake Ruiz used to be one in every of the slow. Citing one in every of the shatter’s survivors, she said the boys were taking half in a prank, ding-dong-ditch, on a condominium the set they believed someone their hold age resided, “alternatively it turned out to be that offended man.” Ding-dong-ditch — whether or no longer a children’s prank or a horror movie trope — entails coming come a condominium, ringing the doorbell or knocking and rapid working away to circulate away the actual person inside pressured.
Ruiz alleged that, after the kids drove off, Chandra bought into his automotive and chased them, although CHP officers hold no longer confirmed this ingredient and did no longer straight acknowledge to TIME’s ask for comment.
KTLA in Los Angelesidentified the opposite to victims as Daniel Hawkins and Jacob Ivascu, each and each 16.
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