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July 17, 2019: Man Ordered to Stand Trial for Double Fatal Diamond Bar Crash

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A man was arraigned today after being ordered to stand trial for causing a crash that fatally injured a 1-year-old girl and her father in 2017, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Hans T. Guloy, aka Hans Timothy Cruz Guloy, (dob 10/5/92) of Chino Hills was held to answer on July 2 for six felony counts: two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated as well as one count each of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury, driving with a .08% blood alcohol content causing injury, hit-and-run driving resulting in death or serious injury to another person and perjury by declaration.

Deputy District Attorney Cindy Park said the felony information includes allegations of fleeing the scene of the crime and causing great bodily injury or death to more than one victim.

Guloy pleaded not guilty today to the counts on the felony information and is scheduled for a pretrial hearing on Aug. 27 in Department F of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch.

On Nov. 26, 2017, Guloy was allegedly driving under the influence on the 60 Freeway near Diamond Bar Boulevard when he crashed into another vehicle which was carrying three small children and their parents, according to evidence presented at the preliminary hearing. The victim’s vehicle lost control and crashed into the center divider when a third vehicle crashed into the family’s disabled car, the prosecutor said.

Abraham Franco, 29, and Abby F., 1, died as a result of their injuries in that crash. The baby’s mother suffered serious injuries, the prosecutor added. The defendant reportedly then fled the scene and later told police officers investigating the crash that his vehicle had been stolen, the prosecutor said.

Bail is set at $750,000. If convicted as charged, Guloy faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 22 years in state prison.

Case KA119584 remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Baldwin Park Station.