In Butte County, California, police say that two men were placed under arrest after two separate DUI collisions that left two family members and a road worker dead near Chico. The report of the deaths was made public by the California Highway Patrol.
According to the CHP, the first accident occurred on Sunday just before 6:00 PM on Highway 99. During this accident, a man and a woman were killed. To date, their names have not been released.
Following the first accident, 25-year-old Robert Barnes was placed under arrest after he showed signs of intoxication.
The second accident took place at 11:19 PM just three quarters of a mile south of the first collision. During the second crash, 57-year-old Gary Smith was struck and killed by a vehicle. He had worked for Caltrans for 33 years and left behind a son and a wife.
Police say that 45-year-old Russell Hodge was arrested in connection with Smith's death because he showed signs of impairment.