Suspected drunk driver accused of killing two women in Tulare County on Mother's Day now faces murder charges

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- Murder charges have been added against the man accused of killing two women in a DUI crash last Mother's Day.

25-year-old Sergio Sanchez already faces charges for two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, but now Tulare County prosecutors have added two counts of second-degree murder.

Sanchez is accused of running a stop sign at the intersection of State Route 137 and Road 60, hitting a car carrying best friends Kathy Garges and Diane Whitfield on May 12, 2019. The women both died in the crash.

Court documents say Sanchez had a BAC of .12% at the time of the crash.

Sanchez will be back in court in March for a preliminary hearing. He faces a lifetime in prison if convicted of the new charges.
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