Family identifies victims in fatal Highway 99 crash

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Five people were killed in a crash on northbound Highway 99 in Delano Saturday, according to California Highway Patrol.

Authorities have not confirmed the identities of the victims, but a sibling has identified the adults as Jalson and Arlene Laguta and a friend from their church and the two children as Caleb and Joseph Laguta.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office has identified the fifth passenger as 60-year-old Danilo Aquino.

Reports of the crash came in just after 5 p.m. Officials reported a vehicle crashed into a tree near Cecil Avenue.

Witnesses tell CHP the vehicle had been moving erratically on the highway.

Family members provided Action News with this photo of four of the victims, including the two children.

The cause of the crash is unknown, and an investigation is underway.

This is a developing story and will be updated.
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