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Two teens killed in suspect DUI crash in Walnut Creek

WALNUT CREEK (KRON) - Officials say two 18-year-old boys from Antioch were killed after the car they were riding in early Sunday morning careened off the freeway in Walnut Creek and crashed. 

The 18-year-old driver, Ramya Ramey from Antioch, was arrested on multiple counts of felony manslaughter and felony DUI. 

According to CHP Contra Costa, Ramey was driving the car on eastbound SR-24 and approaching the I-680 interchange when she suddenly veered the car off SR-24 and overturned, then crashing onto Boulevard Circle, which is below SR-24. 

There were a total of 5 people in the car, including the driver. 

Officials say the two people killed are 18-year-old boys from Antioch. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Their identities have not been released.

Two other passengers, 18-year-old girls from Antioch and Oakley, suffered major injuries and were taken to the hospital. 

The driver (Ramey), suffered major injuries and was also hospitalized. 

"This is a tragic incident where alcohol and underage drinking & driving was involved," CHP said.

KRON4's Michelle Kingston spoke to Ramey's father Ramondo, who said the teens were all close friends.

Ramondo said his daughter had her entire life ahead of her. Ramey had just graduated from high school and accepted to the University of Pacific. 

Ramondo said he's hurting for his daughter, but hurting for the victims' families the most. 

Officers released custody of Ramey to the hospital and her family because she had no prior arrests and was not a flight risk. 

Officers are finishing up the investigation. 



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