Two children from Bakersfield dead after DUI crash near Cuyama

Posted at 6:04 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 22:46:50-04

Two children from Bakersfield died in an alcohol-involved crash near Cuyama Monday, KCOY-TV reported.

Just before 5 p.m., a red Toyota Camry traveling westbound on Highway 166 drifted into eastbound traffic and hit a Chevrolet carrying four passengers.

The Toyota was catapulted into the air, ejecting and killing the two child passengers, a 7-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. The driver of the Camry was Jerald B. Holman and the passenger was 26-year-old Todeshia Lewis of Bakersfield.

The children were pronounced dead on scene and Lewis and Holman were taken to the hospital, KCOY-TV reported.

The driver of the vehicle hit by Holman, 30-year-old Aaron Pyne from Yucaipa, and 26-year-old passenger Katherine Pyne suffered moderate and minor injuries.

The two children in the Chevrolet, a 7-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy, suffered ankle fractures, according to the CHP report.

Holman was charged with felony DUI and is being held in San Luis Obispo County Jail on $110,000 bail.