According to officials, a car crashed into four college students at Pepperdine University in Malibu on Tuesday, killing them and injuring two more as they stood by the Pacific Coast Highway.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the driver, identified as 22-year-old Frazier M. Bohm, appears to have lost control of his vehicle at about 8:30 p.m. local time. He was then taken into custody and charged with vehicular manslaughter. At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Sheriff’s Capt. Jennifer Seetoo stated that Bohm was released while the inquiry was ongoing despite having minor injuries.
The four women who were declared deceased at the scene of the collision were identified as students at the private Christian university Pepperdine University, which is located close and has a view of the Pacific Coast Highway. Subsequently, the school released a statement identifying the victims as seniors Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir, and Deslyn Williams.
According to the Associated Press, two more people were injured in the incident and were transferred to a hospital; however, their current health status was unknown.