Rosemary Webb, 76, and Toni Webb, 43, died in a Riverside car accident involving a suspected drunk driver, City News Service reports. Steven Samuel Chavez, 23, was driving a Toyota sedan the night of July 12, 2009 when he hit a Dodge pickup truck carrying five people on the 10 Freeway near Coachella, California Highway Patrol officials said. Both cars spun out of control and rolled over in the center median.
Toni Webb, who officials say was not buckled up, was ejected onto the roadway and died at the scene. Rosemary Webb was apparently wearing a seatbelt, but died from the impact of the car crash. Elaina Tomlin, 45, was hospitalized with major injuries while 53-year-old Kenneth Webb, the driver of the Dodge, and a 12-year-old girl sustained minor injuries. Chavez was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Rosemary and Toni Webb for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. I offer my heartfelt sympathies to them. I also wish the injured victims the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Please keep this family in your prayers.