A Riverside County correctional deputy and his 19-year-old daughter were killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision that occurred Sunday night in the Moreno Valley area.
The incident was reported around 9 p.m. near the intersection of Gilman Springs Road east of Bridge Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
First responders found two vehicles and four victims that were involved in the crash, the Riverside County Fire Department tweeted.
Authorities said the preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 47-year-old Scott Bales of Moreno Valley, was traveling westbound when he crossed over the divided highway into eastbound traffic and crashed head-on into a Honda Insight.
The two victims in the Honda, 45-year-old Daniel Jacks Jr. and his daughter, Hannah Jacks, were pronounced dead at the scene.
“Daniel Jacks Jr. served as a correctional deputy for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department,” CHP noted in a news release.
A 45-year-old male passenger riding in the front seat of Bale’s vehicle sustained major injuries. Both men were transported to the hospital.
“Mr. Bales was determined to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage at the time of the crash,” CHP said in the release.
He was arrested for two counts of homicide, as well as driving under the influence and causing injury to his passenger.