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Fatal Collision on Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles

Tuesday night tragedy struck on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu near La Costa Beach when four Pepperdine University students were killed by an out-of-control vehicle. Authorities said that around 8:30 p.m., the driver of a dark gray sedan, identified as 22-year-old Fraser Bohm, lost control, swerving and hitting three parked cars which then struck the victims – all seniors at the university’s Seaver College of Liberal Arts. The students were Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir, and Deslyn Williams.

The tight-knit campus community is mourning the loss, with Pepperdine President Jim Gash expressing profound grief and promising memorial service arrangements. The students reportedly had plans to meet up, but specifics were not disclosed.

Driver Fraser Bohm was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and later released. Investigations continue, with no confirmations yet on whether high-speed, drugs, or alcohol played a role in the heartbreaking incident.

The aftermath of the accident highlighted the notorious perils of Pacific Coast Highway, prompting local officials to seek measures for increased public safety. In response to numerous fatal accidents along the highway, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department emphasized the need for public awareness on the dangers of the scenic route.

Source: LAist