Ruiz and Pezzimenti were thrown from the vehicle, the CHP said. Both were killed instantly. Robertson suffered head and internal injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Three passengers of the Honda were also injured. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Robertson, now said to be in "fair" condition, faces charges of felony driving under the influence and felony gross vehicular manslaughter, according to a CHP press release.
Weaving between anger and grief, Ruiz' mother, Anita Henley, said she has "lost my precious little girl, and her son is losing his mother. This is all terrible."
She said she did not know the driver, but "I hope they throw the book at him. I hate him. It sounds like a murder. I'm angry. I feel sorry for that guy's parents, but this guy, he made everybody's life terrible.Web Link
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