Wednesday afternoon killed Ana Laura Cardenas,
9, and her younger brother, 7-year-old Luis,
said the children's uncle, Jesus Cardenas.
24-year-old David Bell of Fairfield, was
arrested on two counts of murder in the deaths
of the siblings, said Vacaville Police Lt. Craig
Rossiter. Eleven other people injured were all
school children except for one adult, he said.
Officials at Eugene Padan Elementary School said
counselors would be at the school Thursday to
treat students and staff. The crash happened
about 2:15 p.m. as students were leaving school,
traveling at a high rate of speed in a 25 mph
zone past both Vacaville Christian School and
Padan Elementary when he struck a parked car,
Rossiter said. One or both struck the victims
walking on a sidewalk, he said.
"He had to be
going very fast. There was very major damage to
the rear of a Camaro and it went a good 100
feet" before stopping, Rossiter said. "It was
certainly not something you could predict.
Probably most people would not be able to jump
out of the way."
Bell was arrested
after he was treated for minor injuries,
Rossiter said. Police found no drugs or alcohol
in his vehicle, a Ford Taurus, but are awaiting
the results of blood tests.
There was no
immediate information available about the
seriousness of the others' injuries, though
Rossiter said he believed there was at least one
other severe injury.
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