The car that Kreis was driving crashed into a disabled Mazda near the Castillo off-ramp of the southbound 101 freeway in Santa Barbara. Two 17 year old North Torrance High School students were killed in the accident- Jessica Leffew and Danielle Murillo. 20 year old Brian Lopez also died in the wreck. The driver of the Mazda, Eric August, is hospitalized in critical condition.
Dies was on life support for several days after she was hit by Morua on December 6. Stoll said, “The hospital and medical bills are hundreds of thousands of dollars. So there is a double tragedy here. They’ve lost their daughter and they’ve lost their financial security, their financial future.”
Castaneda-Carranza – believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – sustained major but non-life threatening injuries in the crash. He was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital.
The collision remains under investigation. No other vehicles or victims were involved.
CHP officials said Castaneda-Carranza is facing several charges including felony DUI causing death, vehicular homicide involving alcohol and murder, due to a prior DUI conviction.
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Officers said they smelled alcohol and that Sanders had bloodshot eyes and was swaying back and forth. But he refused to take a sobriety test and said officers didn’t have any proof he was driving. Sanders did tell officers he was drinking but when asked what, he responded, “water,” according to the report.
Mr. Deale also admitted to drinking the previous day. Mr. Deale was arrested for his DWI 6th offense. The officer who stopped Mr. Deale had arrested him on two prior occasions both for DWI. –