A man accused of killing his brother and two other men in an alcohol-related crash last year will stand trial for the crimes.
Efren Zuniga Deleon, 30, was bound over to district court Wednesday after a preliminary hearing on three counts of automobile homicide, a third-degree felony.A state toxicologist testified the man's blood alcohol content measured 0.20 percent two hours after the accident on Aug. 19, more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Utah Highway Patrol trooper John Jones said measurements at the scene indicated the man was driving his car between 94 mph and 109 mph when he hit a concrete barrier on I-15 at 300 North.
The 1985 Dodge Diplomat was launched into the air after striking the barrier and rolled at least twice. Deleon's brother, Porfirio, was ejected through the car's windshield and crushed between the vehicle and the barriers.
He died at he scene as did Deleon's brother-in-law, Marin Romero, and a family friend, Justino Medrano Flores. Deleon was seriously injured but has recovered; another passenger escaped unharmed.