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.