Tragic PCH Collision Claims Lives of Pepperdine Students
1. A fatal multicar collision occurred on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
2. The accident resulted in four fatalities and injuries to two other individuals.
3. The collision took place around 8.30 pm on a Tuesday, located about 4 miles east of Pepperdine University.
4. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported that all six pedestrians involved were declared dead at the crash site.
5. Two additional victims were transported to a hospital, and their current conditions are unknown.
6. A 22-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
7. Pepperdine University initially believed the victims attended its Seaver College of Liberal Arts.
8. Later, the university's president, Jim Gash, confirmed that the four students were among the victims.
9. The identified victims were Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir, and Deslyn Williams, all seniors at Pepperdine.
10. Authorities suspect the driver was operating a high-speed, dark-colored BMW heading westbound.
11. The vehicle sideswiped multiple parked cars before colliding with the group of pedestrians.
12. A campus prayer service for the victims was scheduled at Pepperdine University.