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Arrests Made In Connection With Multiple Fatality Traffic Collision

Burbank, California (August 19, 2021) – Two subjects have been arrested in connection with the August 3, 2021, fatal traffic collision at the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Andover Drive.

On August 3, 2021, three unwitting victims lost their lives in a fatal traffic collision which occurred at the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Andover Drive. The victims have been identified as Cerain Anthony Raekwon Baker, Jaiden Kishon Johnson, and Natalee Asal Moghaddam. A fourth victim was hospitalized with critical injuries. This tragic and avoidable event was caused by subjects racing vehicles and driving recklessly at very high rates of speed.

After gathering significant evidence, Burbank Police Detectives presented this case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office (LADA). After review of the case, the LADA charged the driver of the gray Kia, Hamlet Arseni Aghajanyan, with three counts of murder and one count of reckless driving.

On August 19, 2021, Burbank Police Detectives arrested Mr. Aghajanyan, a 19-year-old resident of Burbank, for the above charges. Mr. Aghajanyan is being held in lieu of $6,000,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on August 23, 2021.

The driver of the black Mercedes Benz, a 17-year-old minor, was also taken into custody today. The minor is being detained at a juvenile detention facility on three counts of murder and one count of reckless driving, pending review of the case by the LADA (Eastlake Juvenile Courthouse).

The Burbank Police Department reminds all community members that such reckless acts will not be tolerated. The Burbank Police Department will continue to aggressively enforce traffic laws, including reckless driving, racing, and unsafe speed. The Department will also continue to conduct and participate in educational campaigns to deter such reckless driving behaviors.

This collision remains under investigation by Burbank Police Department Detectives. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact the Burbank Police Department Investigation Division at (818) 238-3210.

Published on: August 19, 2021
03:06 PM