6 kids hurt, boy loses foot in suspected drunk-driving crash
Stanesha Allen, 31, of Lake Los Angeles, was driving the 2002 Toyota Sequoia east on East Avenue I about 5:15 a.m. Sunday when she lost control of the vehicle, California Highway Patrol officials said.
The SUV flipped over four times, leaving some of the children partially ejected, officials said.
Investigators were trying to determine if all the children were wearing seat belts or if they were restrained in car seats.
Paramedics airlifted a 1-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl to Antelope Valley Hospital with major injuries, including head trauma.
A 2-year-old boy, who was in a car seat, had to have his foot amputated, officials said.
Three of the victims are believed to be Allen's children. Two are believed to be her foster children, and another is believed to be her niece.
Allen had attended a wedding the night before, had picked up the children from a caretaker that morning and was on her way home when the crash occurred, said CHP Officer Joshua Wupperfeld.
"These are six innocent children," Wupperfeld said Sunday in a news conference. "They were harmed because of somebody's selfish mistake."
-- Abby Sewell
Photo: Stanesha Allen. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5