DUI crash kills three in Santa Barbara
April 23, 2014
A woman allegedly driving under the influence slammed into a car in Santa Barbara early Monday morning, killing three people and leaving a fourth in critical condition. [KEYT]
At 12:46 a.m. Monday, 52-year-old Kimberly Kreis crashed her white Ford Mustang into a red Mazda sedan on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara. The collision caused the Mazda to roll over and end up on its roof.
The crash killed three passengers in the Mazda, two of whom were 17-year-old high school students in Torrance. The third passenger killed was a 20-year-old Los Angeles man.
The driver of the Mazda, also a 20-year-old Los Angeles man is in critical condition in a Santa Barbara hospital.
Officers arrested Kreis, a Santa Barbara resident, for driving under the influence and booked her in Santa Barbara County Jail.
The section of Highway 101 in which the crash occurred remained closed for more than 12 hours Monday.