Andrea T. Cerda and Alan D. Cerda Brawley, California January 21, 2012

by Andrea Zamora
(Colton, California, USA)




A 9-year-old girl and 18-year-old man died as a result of a two-car collision Saturday in which drunk driving is suspected, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

Anthony J. Aubry, 22, was driving an Acura west on Fredericks Road about 12:45 p.m. Saturday when he apparently failed to yield the right of way to a Honda Accord heading south on State Route 86 north of Brawley.

The Accord had five people from Riverside inside.

The Acura hit the Accord, causing it to roll over and fatally injure Andrea T. Cerda, 9, and Alan D. Cerda, 18, according to the report.

Aubry was taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley with a broken leg and abrasion to the head.

He was treated and then arrested and booked into Imperial County jail on suspicion of causing serious and fatal injuries while driving under the influence of alcohol.

The driver of the Accord, Manuel A. Cerda, 25, was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs with major injuries including a fractured skull, neck, back, hip and left arm.

Passengers Norma Y. Herrera, 32, was taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital with minor injuries to the chest, hip and head, and Yesenia Herrera, 15, was taken to Desert Medical Center for major injuries including fractured neck and arm.

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