AUBURN (CBS13) – California Highway Patrol officers and Placer County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a crash that killed two boys along Highway 49 in Auburn on Sunday.
The boys were between 12 and 14 years old, according to CHP.READ MORE: ‘Shut Up And Make Babies’: Protesters Reveal Deeply Personal Stories Following SCOTUS Decision
Around 5:15 p.m., CHP responded to the scene of the collision near the corner of Highway 49 and Shale Ridge Road. Both victims suffered fatal injuries.
The driver, 62-year-old Auburn resident Philip Ingram, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and faces two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to CHP Officer David Martinez.READ MORE: California Abortion Activists React To The End Of Roe V. Wade
A third boy who was walking with the two victims was not injured.
Lacey Vargas was at a friend’s house on Dry Creek Road in Auburn when she said she heard a loud bang outside.
“He was going by really fast and I knew he hit something,” Vargas said. “And as I heard that bang, my alarm went off on my car.”MORE NEWS: Tesla Fire In Alameda County Grows To Over 500 Acres
The section of Highway 49 where the incident took place was temporarily closed while officers conducted a traffic investigation.