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Hearing Set For Calif. Teen In Crash That Killed 5

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LAS VEGAS (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 about 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 killed were from Los Angeles, Lynwood and Norwalk, Calif.
    
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.

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(AP) - A jailed California teen is expected to face a judge in a videoconference after his arrest for investigation of driving under the influence and causing a crash that killed five family members and injured two others.
    
The five people killed were from Los Angeles, Lynwood and Norwalk, Calif.
    
A Moapa Justice Court clerk says 18-year-old Jean Soriano will face a judge on Monday from the Clark County jail. The hearing will determine if there is probable cause to keep him in jail.
    
Soriano is being held without bail in the crash that occurred just before 3 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 15 about 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
    
The Nevada Highway Patrol says the family members were in a van that was hit from behind by an SUV driven by Soriano.
    
Two other people in the van are hospitalized in Las Vegas.

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