Man charged in hit-run Halloween deaths of 3 teens

Nov 4, 2014 2:42 PM by News Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors have filed charges against a man accused of being the motorist who struck and killed three California teenagers as they were trick-or-treating on Halloween.

The Orange County district attorney's office says 31-year-old Jaquinn Bell was charged Tuesday with three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

He's also charged with one felony count of hit-and-run with permanent injury or death and one misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license.

Bell is due in court for arraignment Tuesday afternoon. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 17 years in state prison.

The victims of the Halloween night tragedy in the city of Santa Ana were twin sisters and a friend, all 13 years old.

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