Long Beach man charged with murder in DUI crash

November 13, 2019 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old Long Beach man has been charged with three counts of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under influence for a Halloween night crash that killed a husband, his wife and their 3-year-old son as they walked home from trick-or-treating.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office says Carlo Adrian Navarro was charged Tuesday.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, and it wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.

Prosecutors say Navarro was intoxicated when he crashed his SUV into 30-year-old Joseph Awaida, his 32-year-old wife, Raihan Faisal Dakhil Awaida and their 3-year-old son, Omar.

Awaida died that night, his son died Nov. 2 and his wife died Nov. 3.

Navarro faces as much as 45 years to life in prison if convicted on all counts.