Suspected drunk driver accused of killing three girls in Blaine Co. crash changes plea

The man involved in the crash that killed three girls in Blaine County last year changed his plea Thursday.

Matthew Park was charged with three counts of vehicular manslaughter and two counts of aggravated driving under the influence after a fatal crash in August last year.

CBS2 reports he pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular manslaughter and one count of aggravated DUI.

Park’s sentencing is scheduled for July 29.

According to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, Somchai Ray Lee Lurak, 26, of Mountain Home was heading west on Highway 20 Aug. 10 at about 1:19 a.m. when he stopped his vehicle at a construction site near Hot Springs Landing.

Another vehicle, driven by Matthew R. Park, 46, of Fairfield, was also heading west and ended up colliding with Lurak’s vehicle, according to deputies. Three young girls, Drayka Rayshell, 3, Aneena Bolden, 6, and Kya Bolden, 5, all died from injuries sustained in the crash. Lurak suffered critical injuries.

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