19-year-old man charged with 3 murders after alleged DUI crash

Three people were killed in a head-on collision in the 8300 block of N. Haskell Avenue in the North Hills area of Los Angeles Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.

A 19-year-old man accused of driving under the influence during a crash in North Hills that left three men dead was charged Tuesday with murder.

Riley Holman, of Mission Hills, faces three counts of murder and one count of driving under the influence of a drug causing injury.

Early Sunday morning, Holman's Jeep Liberty crashed into a Toyota Corolla in the 8300 block of North Haskell Avenue, causing it to spin out and get struck again by another car.

Toyota Corolla driver Santos Benjamin Ordonez-Baquiax, 22, and his passengers Francis Olivas Oxlaj-Alvarez, 25, and Edgar Ordonez-Baquiax, 20, were killed. The driver of the third car suffered minor injuries.

If convicted as charged, Holman faces a maximum 49 years to life in state prison.

Prosecutors requested Holman's bail be set at $3.1 million. His arraignment was expected to be scheduled after Holman recovers from his injuries.
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