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Driver Accused of Murder in 60 Freeway Crash Moved From Hospital to Jail

The alleged wrong-way driver charged with murder in the deaths of six people  in a horrific Diamond Bar freeway crash was moved from a hospital to jail on  Wednesday, inmate records show.


Olivia Culbreath is shown at right in a photo posted  to Facebook; she is accused in a Feb. 9, 2014, fatal crash on the 60 Freeway.  (Credit: KTLA)

Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 21, had been in treatment in a jail ward at Los  Angeles County-USC Medical Center since she was injured in the Feb. 9 crash on  the 60 Freeway.

Witnesses told California Highway Patrol investigators that Culbreath’s 2013  Chevrolet Camaro was going more than 100 mph in the wrong direction when the car  collided with an SUV, killing a Huntington Park family of four.

The members of the family were identified as: Gregorio Mejia-Martinez, 47;  his wife, Leticia Ibarra, 42; their daughter, Jessica Jasmine Mejia, 20; and  Jessica’s grandmother, Ester Delgado.

Culbreath’s 24-year-old sister and a 21-year-old friend, who were riding in  the Camaro, were also killed. They were identified as Maya Louise Culbreath of  Rialto and Kristin Melissa Young of Chino.

Olivia Culbreath, a Fontana woman who was described as suffering a broken  femur and a ruptured bladder, was charged with six counts of murder.

No DUI-related charges were filed against her, though investigators said  there was evidence of alcohol at the scene.

She was transferred from the hospital to the Twin Towers Correctional  Facility in downtown Los Angeles just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, county inmate  records show. She was being held on $6 million bail.

No date had been set for Culbreath’s arraignment, which was expected to take  place in Pomona Superior Court, according to a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles  County District’s Attorney’s Office.



Source: http://ktla.com

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