Three Teens Orphaned After Parents Killed By Drunk Driver

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    Three teenage children were left without parents when a driver, arrested on DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter charges, allegedly drove her car into them as the couple was out walking their dog, Menlo Park police said. Chase Cain reports.

    Three teenage children were left without parents when a driver, arrested on DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter charges, allegedly drove her car into them as the couple was out walking their dog, Menlo Park police said.

    Cmdr. Dave Bertini said police took 54-year-old Marjorie Reitzell of Redwood City to the hospital after the Thursday evening crash, and added that she will be formally booked when she is released.

    Police: Parents Killed in DUI Crash While Walking Dog

    [BAY] Police: Parents Killed in DUI Crash While Walking Dog
    Three teenage children were left without parents when a driver, arrested on DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter charges, allegedly drove her car into them as the couple was out walking their dog, Menlo Park police said. Stephanie Chuang.

    Sources tell NBC Bay Area that Reitzell was also convicted of misdemeanor drunk driving charges in San Mateo County in 2012.

    Family members at the crash scene Friday -- Chilco Street, west of Constitutional Drive -- identified the deceased couple as Balbir Singh and Kamal Kaur, both in their 50s. Their children had called police when their parents didn't come home. Police broke the news to them around midnight.

    Family of Menlo Park Couple Killed Out on Walk Angry at Driver

    [BAY] Family of Menlo Park Couple Killed Out on Walk Angry at Driver
    Balbir Singh and Kamal Kaur, who were struck and killed while walking their dog last night, were a "hardworking" couple with three children - two teenage daughters and one teenage son. Bob Redell reports.

    "They are all crying, they lost their father and mother," Sarjeet Singh, the victims' brother-in-law, told NBC Bay Area on Friday morning.

    Many of the couple's relatives gathered near where they were killed to see it for themselves. They were heartbroken.

    Menlo Park Parents Killed in Suspected DUI

    [BAY] Menlo Park Parents Killed in Suspected DUI
    Balbir Singh and Kamal Kaur were out walking their dog in Menlo Park Thursday night when they were killed in what police say is likely a DUI-related crash. A Redwood City woman was arrested. Bob Redell reports.

    "I am very much confused. I lost my brother. I'm pretty sad, and just, have no words," brother Amrit Singh said.

    Reitzell also is accused of hitting another vehicle, with four occupants, before crashing into a tree, police said. The people in the other vehicle were not injured.

    Menlo Park: 2 Dead in Suspected DUI Crash

    [BAY] Menlo Park: 2 Dead in Suspected DUI Crash
    Two people are dead after a woman suspected of driving under the influence struck them in Menlo Park, police said. George Kiriyama reports.

    VIDEO: Family of Couple Angry at Driver

    When officers arrived on scene at 6:55 p.m. they found two bodies in the road. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Their Chihuahua, Teddy, was taken to a veterinarian, suffering from brain damage.

    Police said officers detected symptoms of intoxication and placed Reitzell under arrest; she also complained of some pain and was taken to Stanford hospital for treatment.

    When she is released from the hospital, police say Reitzell will be booked on two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter and two counts of felony DUI.

    Loretta Little and Lepoleon McLamore are surprised. They say Reitzell is a friend, someone they say has a family of her own.

    “For something like this to happen-- she has children, and I know she’s mourning the people she hit,” Little said.
     
    McLamore said Reitzell has a daughter and granddaughter. “I feel for them,” she said. “And I feel for the victim’s family as well.”

    Teddy suffered some brain damage on his left side, but vets say he should be okay after a few days of intensive care.

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