Family grieves 5 relatives dead in Nevada crash
by Ken Ritter, Associated Press and Robert Jablon, Associated Press
April 01, 2013 04:00 PM | 524 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This photo provided by the Nevada Highway Patrol shows Jean Soriano, 18, who was booked into the Clark County Detention Center after he was treated and released at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. Soriano has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a southern Nevada crash that killed five members of a California family and injured the suspect and three other people. (AP Photo/Nevada Highway Patrol)
This photo provided by the Nevada Highway Patrol shows Jean Soriano, 18, who was booked into the Clark County Detention Center after he was treated and released at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. Soriano has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a southern Nevada crash that killed five members of a California family and injured the suspect and three other people. (AP Photo/Nevada Highway Patrol)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three brothers from California who were on a trip to visit their ailing father in Denver are among five relatives killed in a weekend wreck north of Las Vegas.

Authorities say a van carrying seven family members was rear-ended by an SUV driven by a man suspected of driving under the influence.

Griselda Fernandez, the daughter of Raudel Fernandez-Avila, said Monday that her father and mother were both killed along with her two uncles and a step-cousin.

She says her mother, Belen Fernandez, didn’t want to go, but the family convinced her.

A Nevada judge ordered 18-year-old Jean Ervin Soriano held at $3.5 million bail at a court hearing.

An arrest report says he told the arresting Nevada Highway Patrol trooper he had too many beers.

Soriano, his passenger and two other people were injured.

Soriano, a former California resident, now lives in Utah.
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