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Sheriff’s confirm DUI was cause of aqueduct crash that killed a mother and 2 kids

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — Sheriff’s officials announced that a mother and two of her children who died in the California Aqueduct in Hesperia was caused by driving under the influence of prescription drugs and alcohol at the time of the crash, officials said.

On March 2, 2017 at about 6:45 p.m., Christina Estrada, 31, and her son’s Jeremiah Abbott, 3, Noah Abbott, 2, and her 10-year-old son were all inside her red Volkswagen Beetle heading westbound on Main Street. The vehicle plummeted off Main Street and directly into the frigid waters of the aqueduct claiming the lives of Christina, Jeremiah, and Baby Noah.

Estrada’s third child survived the crash after he was rescued by a couple of good Samaritans who stopped to help.

On July 4, 2017, Investigators with the Hesperia Station Major Accident Investigation Team completed the investigation related to the crash.

“Through toxicology examination, investigators determined that at the time of the collision, the driver, 31 year old Christina Estrada, was under the influence of alcohol and prescription medication, causing the collision that resulted Estrada’s death, as well as the death of two of her children,” stated sheriff’s officials in an emailed statement.


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