2 from Fresno killed in suspected DUI crash on Central Coast

2 from Fresno killed in suspected DUI crash on Central Coast (Courtesy KCOY)

The California Highway Patrol in San Luis Obispo says a Fresno man was under the influence when he crashed around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday.

CHP says 19-year-old Robert Jones was driving southbound down the very steep Cuesta Grade of U.S. 101 at high rate of speed when he lost control.

They say his car went up the embankment and when he came back down to the freeway, two passengers in the back seat were ejected. They were not wearing seat belts.

CHP says the two people were then run over by at least two vehicles who were unable to avoid them.

The passengers, 20-year-old Jubalee Jones and 21-years-old Cody Wiebers of Fresno, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the front seat, 20-year-old Cynthia Rendon of Fresno, was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Jones was also taken to the hospital with major injuries. He has since been transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation but Jones was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

A candlelight vigil for the victims will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Cambridge High School, located at 1001 S Chestnut Ave. in Fresno.

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