Four Killed in DUI Accident in Fontana

California recently voted to extend its ignition interlock device law. Senate Bill 1046 requires people convicted of a DUI in Los Angeles, Alameda, Tulare, and Sacramento counties to have one of the devices installed on their vehicle before they can get their license reinstated. The law will go into effect statewide on January 1, 2019. Such a device might be required for a man who is being investigated for possible DUI as the LA Times reports.

A suspect in a possible DUI incident on the 10 Freeway in Fontana has not yet been identified by police.

The incident happened at around 12:35 p.m. on August 4th when a Honda pulled over to the side of the freeway near Cherry Avenue. An unidentified male good Samaritan had also pulled over to help the woman driving the Honda. Two children remained inside the vehicle, which had over heated.

A Nissan Frontier plowed into the rear of the Honda, killing the two children inside. The female driver of the Honda was also struck and killed. The male who had stopped to help was hit with enough force that he was tossed over a wall on the side of the highway.

All four were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators found beer cans inside the Nissan. Because of this, they are treating the incident as a possible DUI.

A female passenger inside the Honda and the driver of the Nissan both survived the crash and were taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. They had minor injuries.

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