Olivia Carolee Culbreath has been charged with six counts of murder for allegedly driving the wrong way down the Pomona Freeway over the weekend and running head-on into a vehicle that was carrying a family of four.
Culbreath’s sister also died in the crash, as did another girl in her vehicle.
Culbreath’s bail was set at $6 million. but she remained hospitalized with a broken femur and ruptured bladder suffered in Sunday’s crash east of Los Angeles.
She could face up to life in prison if convicted.
Police have said they found an alcoholic beverage at the crash scene, but prosecutors didn’t file charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. However, the investigation continued and additional charges could be filed, district attorney’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said.
Culbreath, the mother of a newborn boy, had a 2010 conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a 2009 incident when she was 17. Her license was pulled, but it was reinstated in 2011, according to Department of Motor Vehicle records.
Culbreath’s sister Maya
Photos of the crash site
(All photos in the section: AP Photos/San Gabriel Valley Tribune,Watchara Phomicinda)