A Norwalk man was charged today with killing two people and injuring others in a DUI crash on the 605 Freeway, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Alex Barragan (dob 8/27/86) faces two counts of murder and one count each of driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content causing injury within 10 years of another DUI offense.
Case VA148224 includes allegations of causing great bodily injury and having a blood alcohol content of .20 or more.
Arraignment is scheduled today in Department 4 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Bellflower Branch.
On July 16, Barragan was allegedly driving his car on the freeway near Alondra Boulevard when he rear ended a disabled van, prosecutors. The van erupted in flames and two people died and three others were injured, the prosecutor added.
If convicted as charged, Barragan faces a possible maximum sentence of 44 years to life in state prison.
Bail is scheduled at more than $2.19 million.
The case remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Santa Fe Springs Area.
Los Angeles District Attorney / Case VA148224 / July 19, 2018