Three-year-old twin boys remained in critical condition late this morning after a crash on Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland earlier today that killed their mother and uncle, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The solo-vehicle crash was reported at about 1:30 a.m. on Highway 880 at Hegenberger Road, according to CHP Officer Sam Morgan. Emergency personnel responded to the scene where a 1990 Honda Accord believed to have been traveling at a high rate of speed had slammed into a concrete wall, Morgan said. The boys’ mother, 23-year-old Sara Marie Terra of Richmond, and her 20-year-old brother David James Terra of Modesto, were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to Morgan. Neither boy had been restrained and no car seats were found at the scene. One of the twins had been ejected from the car and the other was found pinned underneath the steering column, Morgan said. Both suffered major injuries and were transported to Children’s Hospital Oakland, according to Morgan. The 26-year-old driver involved in a crash that killed two adults and critically injured two children in Oakland early this morning was placed under arrest less than two hours after the accident, according to the
California Highway Patrol. Tiffany Denise Reynolds, an El Sobrante resident, remained hospitalized this afternoon with a severe chest injury and a fractured neck, CHP Officer Sam Morgan said. Reynolds was placed under arrest at 3:20 a.m. for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and two counts of vehicular manslaughter, according to Morgan. She was driving a 1990 Honda Accord that slammed into a concrete wall on Interstate Highway 880 near Hegenberger Road around 1:30 a.m., Morgan said.
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