Alleged SoCal wrong-way driver moved from hospital to jail

Investigators at the scene of a wrong-way wreck on the 60 Freeway that killed six people on Feb.  9, 2014.
Investigators at the scene of a wrong-way wreck on the 60 Freeway that killed six people on Feb. 9, 2014. Courtesy NBC LA

A woman accused of driving the wrong way on a Southern California freeway, causing a head-on crash that killed her sister and five others, has been released from a hospital and transferred to jail.

The Los Angeles Times reports 21-year-old Olivia Culbreath was moved to county lockup early Thursday. She is being held in lieu of $6 million bail.

Culbreath was charged Feb. 13 with six counts of murder. An arraignment date has not been scheduled.

Prosecutors say Culbreath was driving a Camaro that hit a Ford Explorer on State Route 60 in Diamond Bar, hurling wreckage and bodies onto the roadway. Four people in the SUV — all members of the same family — were killed.

Culbreath's sister and another woman in the Camaro also died.

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