UPDATE 12:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 - An 18-year-old man recently succumbed to his injuries from a crash that happened Saturday, Dec. 21 north of Los Molinos, the CHP said.
18-year-old Brayden Lee Frazier of Chico died due to his injuries, officers told Action News Now on Monday. Frazier was driving a 2013 Honda Insight in the collision described below.
However, 27-year-old Eva Davies remains at Enloe Medical Center with major injuries, officers said. Eva Davies is the mother of the two children who passed away at the scene of the collision.
The CHP said they will not be releasing the names of the children who died from the collision.
LOS MOLINOS, Calif. - A seven and an eight-year-old were killed in a car crash just north Los Molinos, according to the CHP.
Around noon Saturday, an 18-year-old Chico man was driving a 2013 Honda Insight northbound on Highway 99, approaching 62nd Avenue.
Officers said he had his 27-year-old girlfriend in the front passenger seat and her two children in the back passenger seats.
There was a 2015 Freightliner towing a 53-foot box trailer southbound on Highway 99.
The Honda crossed the double yellow painted lines, and officers are still investigating why.
The CHP says when it did, it collided head-on with the Freightliner tractor-trailer.
The children were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, and it's not clear if they were properly restrained.
The driver and the mother of the children were taken to Enloe Medical Center for treatment of major life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Freightliner was not injured.
The CHP says they are still investigating the cause of the collision, but it is unknown if drugs or alcohol played any role.
The names will not be released until the family is notified. Any witnesses are encouraged to contact Red Bluff CHP.