Suspected DUI driver released after crash that kills teens
REDDING, Calif. - According to the Shasta County Jail, Kendra Andersen-Schwegerl, 25, has been released from jail after two teens died on November 3 when she allegedly slammed into the back of their vehicle.
According to police, Andersen-Schwegerl was driving a Ford Freestyle southbound on Churn Creek Road in excess of the posted 35 mph zone when she slammed into the back of a Toyota Corolla that was sitting at the light at the intersection of Hartnell Avenue and Churn Creek Road.
Erica Young, 19, from Hoopa, and Wa-Rec Lacy Mae Jackson, 18, from Redding, were killed in the crash. Ralph Joseph, 19, from Hoopa, Daisy Reece, 18, from Redding, and Clifford Bailey, 19, from Redding, were all injured in the crash.
Officers at the scene noted symptoms of possible intoxication from Andersen-Schwegerl as well as open containers inside the vehicle. After an investigation, Andersen-Schwegerl was booked into the Shasta County Jail for two counts of vehicular manslaughter, DUI with injury, and DUI with a blood alcohol above .08 percent.