Lake Elsinore Crash Kills Two

A DUI accident can have many consequences. Of course, you can lose your license and can have a criminal record. One of the harsher consequences can be the death and injury of other people involved in the accident.

Over the weekend, a woman from Canyon Lake and a boy both died as the result of a DUI-related crash.

According to a California Highway Patrol officer, the crash occurred at approximately 9:22 pm on Friday, April 22nd. A Claremont man, whom police believe was under the influence of alcohol, crossed over the center median, where there was a construction project.

58-year-old Michael Mason was at the wheel of the vehicle and was traveling at speeds of 60-65 m.p.h. when the accident occurred.

Once the vehicle veered into the construction area, the wheel of the vehicle left the concrete and went into a ditch. The GMC vehicle then collided with several I-beams, then overturned, and came to rest amid stacks of lumber.

27-year old Ashley Austin and 6-year old Christopher Austin both died at the scene of the accident. A 9-year old girl also in the vehicle was taken to Riverside County Regional Medical Center with injuries.

The driver of the GMC was also taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. Afterward, he was arrested on several charges including murder, gross vehicular manslaughter, child endangerment, felony DUI, and felony DUI causing injury.

The incident is still under investigation.

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