The street racer that admitted to causing the horrific crash on Interstate 5 had his charges upgraded to second-degree murder on Tuesday.
35-year-old Dealio Lockhart was initially charged with vehicular manslaughter after Saturday’s crash in Commerce, California.
He was racing another motorist in his Dodge Challenger, when he lost control and hit a UPS semi truck. The impact caused the truck to break through the median and strike several other vehicles, before catching fire.
Lockhart was initially charged with vehicular manslaughter, but it was later upgrade to three counts of second-degree murder.
The truck driver and two other motorists, including the son of a homicide detective for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, died in the crash.
According to the L.A. Times, Lockhart faces up to life in prison if convicted.
The second street racer has not been identified and remains at large.