Arion Seay, 16, died in a San Bernardino County car accident after his seatbelt reportedly failed ejecting him from a Ford Focus sedan in which he was a passenger. According to a news report in the San Bernardino Sun, eyewitnesses told officials that 27-year-old Dione Davis, the driver of the 2007 Ford Focus, was driving south on Oak Glen Road in Yucaipa when she lost control. The Focus then crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed into a Toyota 4Runner.
The Toyota's driver, 32-year-old Steve Parr, was not injured. Seay was apparently wearing his seatbelt and sitting in the backseat behind Davis, but was still ejected from the car. Police suspect Davis was under the influence and speeding at the time of the fatal car crash. Both Davis and another 17-year-old teen were injured as well. Police say Davis is likely to face vehicular manslaughter charges.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of young Arion Seay for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved this young man. Please keep them as well as the injured teenager in your prayers. I hope the injured teen makes a quick and complete recovery.