Man is charged in 5 freeway deaths

Associated Press

A man who was involved in a fiery highway crash that killed five people has been booked on suspicion of five felony counts of vehicular manslaughter.

Ryan Karr, 26, was arrested Thursday following a 10-month investigation into the Jan. 17 crash on Highway 101 near Windsor, California Highway Patrol officials said. Karr was driving in rush-hour traffic when he rear-ended a Honda Civic carrying six people, officials said.

The Honda caught fire and trapped five passengers inside. The only survivor was a 5-year-old boy, who was hospitalized for months with severe burns.