Richard Gabriel Lopez, 43, has a pretrial hearing on Jan. 16 and a trial date of March 11 in Miller County Circuit Court if he maintains his plea of not guilty, according to court records.
Lopez is being held in the Miller County Detention Center on a $1 million bail. He is charged with three counts of second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree battery.
Lopez reportedly was driving a 2015 Ford Mustang eastbound in the westbound lane of I-30 when he allegedly struck a 2017 Kia Optima driven by Takeyah Latin, according to the Arkansas State Police.
Second-degree murder is punishable by imprisonment in the Arkansas Department of Correction for a term not less than six years or more than 30 years.