The driver, 33-year-old Tonya Naomi Capallia-Eason, had alcohol in her system at the time of the crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Capallia-Eason failed to handle a curve and lost control of her vehicle on Lonnie Crews Road.
According to media outlets, Capallia-Eason crossed lanes, left the road and crashed into a utility pole, overturning her SUV with eight children inside.
Two of the children, Nehemiah Capallia-Bird, 8, and Nicholai Capallia, 9, died in the crash. Six other children received treatment at Jacksonville Hospital, ranging in age from 7 to 15. The 7-year-old suffered from critical injuries in the fatal crash.
Capallia-Eason wore a seatbelt during the crash, reports media outlets. It is unclear whether all of the children were properly restrained. Charges for the woman are pending the results of the ongoing investigation.
The following information regarding impaired driving is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).