Officials say then-19-year-old Arman Samsonian of Glendale had been speeding when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed by the side of Ben Avenue in Valley Village.
Six other people including an officer were also injured after coming into contact with electricity from the downed power line.
Witnesses to the August 22nd, 2012, incident took the stand this week to recount their recollection of that night's events.
Nudell then concluded that enough evidence existed to charge Samsonian with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
Andrew Flier, Samsonian's attorney, insisted that his client couldn't have foreseen the "intervening acts" the occurred following his crash, and his would-be rescuers should have been aware of the "inherent dangers associated with downed power lines and standing water."