Hearing delayed in case of Diamond Bar crash that killed six

A preliminary hearing for a Fontana woman who has been accused of causing a wrong-way crash that resulted in the death of six people has been rescheduled to Jan. 20, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Superior Court system said Friday.

Olivia Carolee Culbreath, 22, was driving her Chevrolet Camaro at speeds approaching 100 mph on the 60 Freeway when she was involved in a wrong-way, head-on crash around 4:45 a.m. Feb. 9, the California Highway Parol said.

The car was traveling east in the westbound 60 lanes and crashed head-on into a Ford Explorer in Diamond Bar, the CHP said. After the initial crash, a Ford Freestyle crashed into the Explorer.

At a preliminary hearing, a judge will hear witness testimony – oftentimes from law enforcement officers – and review evidence to determine if sufficient probable cause exists to hold over the defendant for trial.

Two women who were passengers in Culbreath’s car died in the crash. One woman was Culbreath’s 24-year-old sister, Maya, and the other was Kristin Young, 21, of Chino.

Four people were thrown from the Explorer. The victims were Gregorio Mejia-Martinez, 47, Leticia Ibarra, 42, Jessica Mejia, 20, and Ester Delgado, 80, all of Huntington Park.

Culbreath, who is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles on $6 million bail, faces a lifetime prison sentence if she is convicted of murder.

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