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Idaho man pleads not guilty in crash killing 3, injuring 2

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man has pleaded not guilty after being charged with killing three young girls in a highway car crash.
 
The Twin Falls Times-News reported Wednesday 46-year-old Matthew Park was charged with three counts of vehicular manslaughter and two counts of aggravated driving under the influence.
 
Court officials say each of the felony charges carry a maximum of 15 years imprisonment and a $15,000 fine, plus an additional $5,000 fine.
 
Officials say Park was driving in Blaine County when he rear-ended another vehicle driven by 26-year-old Somchai Lurak.
 
Authorities say the August crash injured Lurak and passenger Emma Weigand, but killed a 3-year-old girl, 5-year-old girl and 6-year-old girl.
 
A seven-day trail has been scheduled to begin in February 2020.
 
Park remains in custody on $400,000 bond.


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