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California Drunk Driver Facing Charges for Hitting and Killing THREE Women Who Just Left a Baby Shower.



Tragedy struck a family who were just celebrating new life.


The incident occurred this past Saturday, around 11 p.m., when a driver ran a red light and crashed his car into a vehicle containing five members of the expectant mother's family. The three women, a man and a 12-year-old girl had just left a baby shower for one of the women's granddaughter.


The driver, 36-year-old Victor Siharath, is now facing three counts of murder and one count of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said in a press release.


Pomona police reported that two of the women died at the scene. The third woman was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The man and the young girl were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries but are expected to survive.


Siharath refused to take a Breathalyzer test at the scene.


From left: Lorena Morales, Alejandra Olaez and Yesenia Olaez were hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver while they were driving back from a baby shower on March 2, 2024, in Pomona, California. A man is facing murder charges. (GoFundMe pages)

“There are no words to express the heartbreak that Mr. Siharath’s actions have caused these victims’ families and community,” Gascón said. “Our hearts go out to the grieving families and the survivors as they attempt to cope with this unimaginable tragedy. Those who choose to jeopardize themselves and others by driving under the influence will face swift legal consequences. There is nothing that can bring back the countless lives lost to speeding and drunk driving, but our office will continue to hold those responsible.”


The victims have been identified as Yesenia Olaez, her sister-in-law Alejandra Olaez, both 33, and the car’s driver Lorena Morales. The baby shower was for Morales’ granddaughter.


The families of the victims have organized GoFundMe pages for all three women. Yesenia Olaez was described as a “wonderful wife, daughter, sister and mother.” Alejandra Olaez was a mother to three children who worked hard to take care of them “almost never spending time on her own.” Morales‘ death was described as a “tremendous loss as a result of a careless drunk driver.”


Siharath is at the Los Angeles County Jail without bond. If convicted he faces life in prison.


We are sincerely praying for these families.

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