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HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper reports that a woman who died along with two sons was under the influence when the car she was driving crashed into the California Aqueduct last year.

The Victor Valley Daily Press reports that in response to a public records request the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday that 31-year-old Christina Eileen Estrada was under the influence of alcohol and prescription medication at the time.

The crash occurred March 2, 2017, in the high desert city of Hesperia where a street crosses over the aqueduct.

In addition to Estrada, 2-year-old Noah Abbott and 3-year-old Jeremiah Abbott were killed. Her 10-year-old son, Elijah Estrada, was rescued by witnesses.

The driver’s mother, Carlota Estrada, told the Daily Press that she doesn’t believe the Sheriff’s Department’s findings.


Information from: Daily Press,