SOUTH HAVEN — The Benton Harbor man accused of killing two people in a crash on Red Arrow Highway in January is facing 10 more charges.
Jose Humberto Canedo was arraigned in Van Buren County District Court in South Haven Friday, where he was denied bond.
The new 10 charges include one count of second-degree homicide of Skylinn Salines; one count of second-degree homicide of Mary Fender; two counts of operating with a high blood alcohol content causing death with prior conviction; two counts of operating with a high blood alcohol content casing serious injury with prior conviction; two counts of operating license suspended, denied, revoked causing death; and two counts of operating license suspended, denied, revoked causing serious injury.
Canedo had originally been arrested on a warrant for failure to appear for a show cause hearing on an original charge of operating while intoxicated while police and prosecutors investigated the Jan. 12 crash.
Canedo was driving in the 60000 block of Red Arrow Highway in Hartford Township when he allegedly crossed the center line and hit a vehicle head-on that was traveling westbound.
Riding in the vehicle with Canedo were Skylinn, 6, and a 1-year-old boy. Fender, 73, was the driver of the Jeep. Her 56-year-old passenger survived.
Fender died at the scene, while Skylinn died later at the hospital. The other passengers were taken to hospitals in critical condition.
Canedo is set to appear for a probable cause hearing at 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 and a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. on March 6 in South Haven District Court, according to online court records.
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