Teen due in Nevada court in crash that killed 5

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A rural Nevada judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether a teenager accused of drunken driving in a crash that killed five people should stand trial in state court on felony charges.

Eighteen-year-old Jean Ervin Soriano is due Wednesday in Moapa Justice Court for the conclusion of an evidence hearing that began May 15.

Soriano is a California juvenile detention escape.

He's been jailed since the March 30 crash of his friend's SUV into the a van on Interstate 15 outside Las Vegas.

Five of seven family members in the van died. They were heading back to Southern California after an Easter visit to a sick relative in Denver.

Soriano faces seven felony driving under the influence charges and two misdemeanors.

Prosecutors say he had a blood-alcohol percentage of 0.12.

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