Two children killed in DUI accident near Cayucos
October 26, 2014
Two children are dead, two adults are hospitalized with major injuries and a Morro Bay man is in jail after an alleged felony DUI accident Saturday north of Cayucos on Highway 1.
Shortly after 4 p.m., Tanner Mengore, 22, was driving a Chevy Avalanche at a high rate of speed when he lost control and the vehicle rolled several times. The vehicle then went off the roadway, drove into a ditch and hit a tree near Villa Creek Road.
Three passengers, a 3-year-old Los Osos boy; a 17-year-old Morro Bay boy and Wendi Brito,19, from Morro Bay, were thrown from the truck. Both boys were pronounced dead at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
Wendi Brito and Michael Brito, 23, of Los Osos were transported to local hospitals with major injuries.
Mengore was treated for minor injuries at French Hospital Medical Center and then booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and DUI. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.