Fla. woman facing DUI charges for crash that killed sons

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fl. (AP) – A northeast Florida mother has been charged with driving under the influence for a crash that killed her two grade-school-age boys.

Television station WTLV reports that 33-year-old Tonya Capallia-Eason was arrested Saturday.

She is charged with two felony counts of causing death while driving under the influence.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Capallia-Eason had alcohol in her system when she failed to negotiate a curve, crossed a lane, left the road and struck a utility pole last October.

The SUV she was driving overturned, killing 8-year-old Nehemiah Capallia-Bird and 9-year-old Nicholai Capallia.

At least five other children, ages seven to 15, were also injured and taken to the hospital.

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