Fla. woman facing DUI charges for crash that killed sons

Eason, 33, was booked into the Nassau County Jail on Saturday morning.
Eason, 33, was booked into the Nassau County Jail on Saturday morning.

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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