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Tyler Nielson, 17, and Justin Gardner, 16, killed, one injured, and driver Sabrina Distura, 21, arrested in head-on collision on Interstate 5 near Merced, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 8:03am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

DUI crash on I-5 kills two teenage boys

CHP says a woman, identified as 21-year-old Sabrina Distura of San Jose, drove across the center divider lines on I-5 and collided head-on with the car that the two teenage boys were in.

Two teen boys on spring break killed in Merced County DUI crash, CHP says

Nevada Union High School senior Tyler Nielson, 17, and sophomore Justin Gardner, 16, were beginning a road trip to Pismo Beach for spring break, according to an email to parents from principal Kelly Rhoden, when an alleged drunk driver, Sabrina Distura, crossed over the center median on Interstate 5 near Highway 165 and struck their car.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Tyler Nielson
Justin Gardner
Sabrina Distura
Dawson Fay
Roadway: 
Interstate 5
City: 
Merced, CA

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