Man Accused In Triple Fatal Drag Race Found Guilty

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man accused of killing three of his friends in a reported drag race the weekend before the first day of school more than three years ago was found guilty Friday.

A jury said Alberto De Jesus Coteron Oliva was guilty of three counts of vehicular homicide and one count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

De Jesus Coteron Oliva was 19 at the time of the crash in 2011.

He was at the wheel of a Honda Civic and involved in an impromptu drag race on Northwest 12th Street in Doral on the night of August 20th.

Oliva lost control of the car which careened at a high rate of a speed into a concrete utility pole, splitting in two.

Oliva’s friends, 17-year old Veronica Santiago and-17-year-old Daniel Cardenas were killed, as was Oliva’s girlfriend 15-year-old Isis Jimenez.

The young people had been hanging out at the Dolphin Mall before the accident. Following the crash, Oliva ran from the scene, but later turned himself in.





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