Alcohol found in car in Bay Area crash that killed 4

California police on Thursday said open alcoholic beverages were found in and around the sedan that drove into the wrong lane on Wednesday night and collided with an SUV on Highway 12 near Rio Vista, killing four people and injuring six.

The Rio Vista Police Department said it will not make a DUI determination until blood alcohol testing results are obtained from the coroner’s office.

The early investigation also revealed that the 2003 Honda Accord sedan was traveling westbound on Highway 12 and veered off the roadway to the right, over-corrected and entered the eastbound lane, colliding with a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban head-on, the department said in a news release. The driver and a passenger sitting in the backseat of the vehicle were ejected during the collision, police said.

All three people in the Honda sedan died. The driver was a 20-year-old man out of Rancho Cordova. One of the passengers was a 19-year-old Vacaville woman who is registered as the owner of the car. The other passenger was of similar age; the place of residence and gender were not identified. 

The Suburban was occupied by seven Mexican nationals who were on a one-week vacation in the United States. 

One passenger, Laura Poiret, who was in her mid-70s died, police said. An 8-year-old girl and another girl, age 13 to 15 years old, were injured. Four other passengers in the car were injured. 

First responders were called to the scene of the crash just after 8 p.m. on Highway 12 east of Summerset Road. The six family members in the Suburban were taken to local hospitals with injuries while the four people who died were pronounced deceased at the scene, the Rio Vista Fire Department said. 

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