The highway patrol confirmed the victims are a 24-year-old from Merced, a 23-year-old from Atwater, and a 23-year-old from the San Diego County town of Vista.
Investigators say they were all together in this 2010 Acura TSX when it drifted off the highway, collided with a chain link fence and then hit a metal pole.
Officers say the 24-year-old driver was going between 80 and 100 miles per hour at the time and was intoxicated. All three victims died at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.
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