SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say an early morning crash in San Bernardino claimed the lives of two adults and an unborn baby on Sunday.
The 12:59 a.m. accident in the 3800 block of Ridgeline Drive also injured three other adults.
Prior to the crash, police said a 2003 Nissan Altima was headed north on Ridgeline Drive.
“The roadway made a slight turn but the driver continued in a straight course driving up over the west curb and off the embankment where it rolled several times before coming to rest approximately 200 feet down in a ravine,” San Bernardino police said in a department statement.
Of the occupants, three were ejected from the vehicle, two of which were killed.
The deceased were described as a 19-year-old woman from Beaumont and 23-year-old man from Fontana.
The third victim, a 23-year-old man from San Bernardino, was taken to an area hospital where he was being treated for multiple spinal fractures and other significant injuries.
Police said two other people were inside the vehicle.
They were identified as a 19-year-old woman, who was 19-weeks pregnant. She was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of major injuries, including the loss of her unborn baby.
A fifth victim, identified as a 19-year-old woman, did not sustain substantial injuries but was taken to the hospital for observation. All of the victims were Hispanic.
Police said it’s believed that most of the vehicle’s occupants had alcohol in their system, according to evidence collected at the scene.
An investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with more information about this case was asked to contact Officer E. Thomas at (909) 384-5791.