Hildale driver in crash that killed 5 was drunk

May 3 2012 - 11:49am

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- Authorities say a 22-year-old Hildale, Utah, man was driving drunk when his SUV crashed in a remote part of northern Arizona in March, killing the driver and 4 teens.

The Mohave County, Ariz., sheriff's office said Thursday that an autopsy showed 22-year-old Carl Otto Nathaniel Holm had a blood alcohol level of nearly .19 percent. That's more than twice the legal limit in Arizona.

The five were speeding in a Chevrolet Suburban when Holm failed to negotiate a turn on a dirt road.

Two teenage boys and two teen girls also died in the crash. They were from Colorado City and Cane Beds, Ariz., and Apple Valley, Utah. An 18-year-old Colorado City woman survived.

Sheriff's officials say the five may have been out celebrating a birthday when the crash happened.

 

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