DUI Murder Charge In Halloween Crash That Killed Family Trick-Or-Treating

A suspected drunk driver that killed a family of three on Halloween night in Long Beach was arrested this Tuesday night.

KTLA in Los Angeles reports that Carlo Adrian Navarro, 20, of Long Beach has been arrested on three counts of murder and gross vehicular manslaughter for his role in the deaths of Joseph Awaida, 30, Raihan Dakhil Awaida, 32, and their three-year-old son, Omar. 

Investigators with the Long Beach Police Department said in a statement that Navarro struck the young family while they were out trick or treating in the area of Country Club Drive and Los Cerritos Park Place in Long Beach, critically injuring all three.

Navarro was arrested at the scene of the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Joseph Awaida died on the morning of November 1st, while 3-year-old Omar and his mother, Raihan, died two days later on November 3rd.

Navarro was charged with suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. A Los Angeles Court placed his bond at $100,000. Court records indicate that Navarro was able to post bond.

According to Long Beach City Prosecutor, Douglas Haubert,  Navarro was arrested again less than a week later in connection to a break-in at a Long Beach vape shop on June 30th of this year and is currently being held without bail 

The case is still currently under investigation by the Long Beach Police Department. 

Thousands of people which included the Islamic Society of Orange County and fellow students from Cal State Long Beach, where Raihan received her master’s degree gathered last week to pray for the Awaida family.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family cover funeral and other related costs. As of Tuesday, more than $233,000 had been raised.

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