A California man “deliberately slammed” his vehicle into a Toyota Prius late Sunday night, killing three young men and harming three more, the news media announced, referring to the California Highway Patrol.
Anurag Chandra, 42, was accused of three counts of homicide and three counts of endeavored murder in the accident, which made the Prius driver run off the street and hit a tree.
Officials and firefighter utilized the jaws of life to evacuate three of the Prius’ inhabitants from the vehicle; one was pronounced dead at the scene.
Expressway Patrol Officer Juan Quintero said the other five residents, including the 18-year-old driver of the car, were taken to the nearby hospital, where two of them died due to their injuries.
Patrol officer David Yokley said the travelers in the car were all under 18. The three survivors had non-life-threatening injuries, he said in a report.
The Highway Patrol said that the car traveled towards the south when another Infiniti Q50 struck it. Observers to the accident followed the Infiniti to a close-by home and immediately called 911, as reported.
Chandra was arrested in a matter of seconds before 3 a.m. Monday without any incident.
Police and investigators have not released a rationale in the intended slamming, yet Yokley said there was “a type of contact which prompted this occurrence.”
The victims’ names have not yet been discharged.