CRIME

Florida mother charged in the deaths of sons in fatal crash

Authorities say a Florida mother has been charged with driving under the influence for a crash that killed her two boys.

Television station WTLV (http://fcnews.tv/2hfLzWe ) reports that 33-year-old Tonya Capallia-Eason was arrested Saturday. Authorities say the woman 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. According to police, the SUV she was driving overturned, killing 8-year-old Nehemiah Capallia-Bird and 9-year-old Nicholai Capallia.

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

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Information from: WTLV-TV, http://www.wtlv.com/