Two men were killed early Friday when a Northern California man driving drunk crashed his car in Avila Beach, according to the CHP.
At 2:10 a.m., Evan Green, 21, of Chico was driving a silver 2004 Saturn Vue west from San Luis Obispo on Avila Beach Drive east of Cave Landing Road, according to the CHP.
Green missed a leftward curve in the road, veered right, overcorrected and then flipped the car several times, officers said. The Saturn eventually crashed through a fence and landed on its roof near the Avila Beach Golf Resort.
Green told police he was driving 45 mph, authorities said. The CHP is continuing its investigation.
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The right front and right rear passengers were killed, according to the CHP.
The two men who died are Aaron Beaver, 21, of Eureka and Marcus Nelson, 21, of Castro Valley, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The left rear passenger, Jacob Zimmer, 21, of Castro Valley, suffered major injuries.
Green and Zimmer were being treated at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo on Friday.
Green was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and other related charges, according to the CHP.