Driver booked for murder, bail set at $4 million after Porter Ranch crash that killed 2 teenagers

City News Service
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
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Bail has been set at $4.01 million for a hospitalized motorist who allegedly triggered a three-vehicle crash in Porter Ranch that killed two teenagers inside his vehicle and injured eight other people.

PORTER RANCH, LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Bail has been set at $4.01 million for a hospitalized motorist who allegedly triggered a three-vehicle crash in Porter Ranch that killed two teenagers inside his vehicle and injured eight other people, authorities said Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Police Department announced Tuesday that 20-year-old Alexander Ceballos was arrested on suspicion of murder at 9:35 p.m. Saturday, the night of the fatal collision. Ceballos remained hospitalized with unspecified injuries sustained in the crash as of Tuesday afternoon.

The crash was reported at 5:35 p.m. Saturday at 11001 N. Reseda Blvd., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department's Brian Humphrey.

A speeding black 2007 Honda CRV allegedly driven by Ceballos going south on Reseda veered into northbound lanes and struck a black 2012 Toyota Venza and a black 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, police said.

A 16-year-old boy killed in the crash was identified as Magnus Robinson, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Robinson was trapped inside the wreckage of the Honda and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. He was one of six occupants inside the CRV.

Paramedics rushed a 14-year-old girl to Dignity Health-Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where she later died, according to a watch commander at the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division. She was also inside the Honda.

Paramedics took the three occupants of the Venza and the lone occupant inside the Jetta to hospitals with moderate injuries. All were expected to recover.

The LAPD's Valley Traffic Division urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 818-644-8033 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Robinson's family with funeral expenses.

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