Three people were killed Monday morning after a white Ford Mustang collided with a flipped over car.
Driver of Mustang Arrested on DUI
Police believe that the driver likely fell asleep behind the wheel and struck a section of the guardrail, causing the car to overturn and block the #2 lane. The Mustang then struck the overturned vehicle, ejecting two of the Mazda’s occupants.
Police have confirmed that 17-year-olds Danielle Murillo and Jessica Leffew and 20-year-old Brian Lopez were killed in the collision. The driver of the Mazda, Erick August, 20, suffered serious injuries and is listed in critical condition at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The four were reportedly returning home from a concert when the accident occurred.
The driver of the Mustang, 52-year-old Kimberly Ann Kries, was arrested for suspected DUI and booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail.
National Auto Accident Statistics