Two children were fatally injured Sunday night in a suspected DUI crash in northwest Santa Maria, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.
Another child and their parents suffered major injuries in the two-vehicle crash, which occurred at approximately 8 p.m. at North Blosser Road and West Alvin Avenue.
The man and woman were transported to Marian Regional Medical Center, Sgt. Mike McGehee said.
He said their three children — all under the age of 10 — were ejected from the vehicle in the collision.
Two of the children — ages 10 and 2 — were taken to Marian, where they succumbed to their injuries, according to Lt. Paul Van Meel.
The third child was airlifted to a hospital outside of the area.
The identities of the injured and details on their conditions were not available.
The driver and sole occupant of the other vehicle — Hector Romero Escobar, 30, of Santa Maria — was arrested and booked into the Northern Branch Jail on suspicion of non-negligent manslaughter, and driving under the influence, both felonies, Van Meel said.
He remained in custody Tuesday, with bail set at $2 million.
Police asked that anyone with information about the collision call the department at 805.928.3781, and ask to speak to an officer in the Traffic Unit.
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