UPDATE: The case was adjourned until August 23rd at 8:30am after Carrier's attorney, Roland Sizemore, said he needed additional time to prepare.

ORIGINAL STORY: A court hearing is set this morning for the man police say was intoxicated when he crashed into another car in Oceola Township, killing five people.

21-year-old Matthew Jordan Carrier of Fenton is charged with 19 counts, including five counts each of second-degree murder and operating while intoxicated causing death. He was arraigned July 12th and has been held without bond. A probable cause conference is set this morning at 8:30 in 53rd District Court. The charges arise out of a traffic crash at M-59 and Argentine Road on May 9th that resulted in the deaths of five individuals and serious injury to two others.

Investigators say Carrier ignored a stop sign as he traveled south on Argentine Road and smashed into a vehicle as it traveled eastbound on M-59. Two people in Carrier's car died. Three people in the other vehicle died, including a probation agent who had been honored at a Corrections Department banquet earlier that night. If convicted, Carrier faces life in prison. (JK)