One student died and at least four others were hurt when a car crashed into them in Thousand Oaks, California.
According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, the car hit the kids as they were leaving Westlake High School. The car then flipped over and got stuck with the driver inside.
A 15-year-old boy died. One of the people hurt is in very bad shape, and the other is in fair shape. Two more people got minor bruises. Two 14- and 16-year-old girls and a 15-year-old boy are among the people who were hurt.
Later, the sheriff’s office said the suspect was 24-year-old Austin Eis and that, based on talks with witnesses and evidence found at the scene, they think the crash was on purpose, so Eis will be charged with murder.
The Simi Valley Police Department said in a statement that the driver was wanted because he had reportedly stabbed a Walmart worker earlier in the day. The person who was stabbed did not have serious injuries.
The tweet below confirms the news:
One student was killed and at least four others were injured after a car crashed into them in Thousand Oaks, California, officials told CBS News. https://t.co/bg2nbKjWAj
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 19, 2023
The suspect left the shop before the police arrived, but witnesses were able to tell them that the front bumper was missing from his white Toyota Camry and give them the license plate number.
The suspect then went to Camarillo, where, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, he got into a fight with a family member.
“We still don’t know why the attack in Simi Valley happened, and the investigation is still going on,” said the Simi Valley Police.
In a message to staff and students, the Conejo Valley Unified School District said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with these students, their families, friends, and the whole Warrior community.”
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