On April 3, 2016 a driver was arrested on suspicion of a DUI after his truck went veering off the street and killed two teens. He also harmed another
On April 3, 2016 a driver was arrested on suspicion of a DUI after his truck went veering off the street and killed two teens. He also harmed another boy around 5:30 p.m. in the same accident. The incident occurred well away from the road in Auburn, California, near Highway 49 and Locksley Lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.
One teen was hit but managed to escape without injury. Another teen died at the scene and another died after being transported to the hospital. All of the teens hit were 15 years of age and attended Placer High School. None were doing anything wrong as they walked alongside traffic.
After striking the adolescents, the driver pulled to the opposite side of the road across traffic and stopped. The driver was identified as 62-year-old Phillip Ingram of Auburn. Although he faced charges of DUI, it wasn’t immediately clear what drugs he was under the influence of at the time of the collision.
A candlelight vigil was held at the administration building of the juvenile’s high school.