News: Bond denied for teen driver charged in crash that killed 4 in Miami-Dade

MIAMI, FL – Bond was denied Friday for Alex Garcia, the teenager facing charges in a crash that killed four people in Miami-Dade, WSVN reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

At a court appearance, Garcia’s attorney asked for his client to be released until the trial begins in July. But the judge denied the request and the 16-year-old will remain behind bars.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Garcia was driving a Chevy Tahoe SUV at over 100 miles an hour on New Year’s Day when he crashed into a Hyundai Elantra at the intersection of Southwest 79th Avenue and Flagler Street at about 4 a.m.

Four people in the Hyundai all died in the crash: Yuhlia Gelats-Medina, Andres Zacarias and Jender Salazar, all age 21, and 22-year-old Christian Mobil.

Garcia turned himself in last month to face four counts of vehicular homicide, four counts of DUI manslaughter and two counts of DUI causing serious bodily injury in the crash.

He is due back in court for his next hearing on July 15.

When a loved one dies because of the legal fault of another person or entity, the immediate family has the right to file a lawsuit to recover financial damages.  At the Hickey Law Firm, our Miami wrongful death lawyers have extensive experience with this kind of case, and we can help you and your family pursue compensation if you have suffered a tragic loss due to negligence. You can schedule a free consultation to discuss your case by calling 888-913-4296, texting 844-984-1937, or contacting us online.