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DUI crash leaves 1 dead, 4 injured including 3 children | Update

Three children sustained major injuries and two were said to be in critical condition following the head-on crash Sunday night.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — 1:30 p.m. Update:

A suspected DUI crash has left one man dead and four others injured including three children, two of whom are said to be in critical condition following the head-on crash in Sacramento County Sunday.

According to officials with the California Highway Patrol, around 10:20 p.m. Sunday, a 38-year-old man from San Ramon was driving a Mazda at fast speeds southbound on Highway 160 north of the Antioch Bridge.

In his car were a 15-year-old girl in the passenger seat and two boys, 6 and 4, in the back seats, the CHP says. 

According to officials, neither of the boys were wearing seatbelts or had car seats. 

The Mazda crossed over double yellow lines crashing into an Audi that was going north on Highway 160 driven by a 70-year-old Rio Vista woman, according to the CHP.

The Mazda continued into an embankment where the car rolled over, police say.

The 15-year-old girl was taken to a hospital in Walnut Creek following the crash. The two boys, who the CHP says were also in the Mazda, were life-flighted to hospitals in Oakland and Sacramento.

The 70-year-old woman who was reportedly driving the Audi was also taken to an area hospital with major injuries but is said to be in stable condition, according to authorities.

CHP investigators say at this point, they are unsure what the relationship is between the man who was driving the Mazda and the children who were in the car.

Original Story:

One person has died and four others are being treated at local hospitals after a crash on Highway 160 in Sacramento County, officials with the California Highway Patrol say.

Sunday night, law enforcement from both Sacramento and Solano Counties responded to Highway 160 near Sherman Island after receiving reports of a head-on crash. 

Officers who responded to the scene on the ground reported that one occupant of one of the involved cars had died and four others had been hurt. 

Two young children were transported by helicopter to children's hospitals in Oakland and Sacramento with critical injuries, according to CHP officials

Two other patients were taken by ground ambulance to a hospital in Walnut Creek. The CHP has not released information on what led up to the crash but says that their South Sacramento office will not be investigating. 

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