According to KFDA, the fatal crash occurred on Interstate 40 near Pullman Road around 3:30 am. Police say a van was traveling east in the middle lane of the interstate when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck traveling at a higher rate of speed.
The impact from the collision caused the van to lose control, drive of the roadway, and overturn. The pickup collided with a guardrail before going down the embankment.
Two of the 12 family members traveling in the van were pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as a 50-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl. Four other passengers have life threatening injuries.
The driver of the pickup, Adam Christian Banbury, 19, was booked on two counts of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle and two counts of intoxicated assault with a vehicle. The first two charges each carry a two to 20 year prison sentence while the latter two can carry a two to 10 year prison sentence.
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