Family mourns the deaths of loved ones after Friday crash
BAKERFSIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
Family members remember 19-year-old Moequice Turner-Wright and 16-year-old Dashun Sutton, who died in a fiery crash in northeast Bakersfield on Friday.
"I just miss my baby, and I want him to come back, but I know he is not coming back," said Sabrina Davis, Turner-Wright's mother.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the crash happened in the 2500 block of Morning Drive. The driver lost control of the car and hit an embankment.
Family members said that four of the people in the car were related, and the fifth was a girlfriend of one of the young men.
"They were together every day, every day" said Katrina Davis, Turner-Wright's aunt and Sutton's cousin.
Davis said that Turner-Wright was on his way to getting his diploma at Bakersfield Adult School.
"Moe was the life of the party. He kept everybody smiling, laughing," said Marcus Harris, his cousin.
Family said Sutton played football at Highland High School and then at Foothill High School.
Police said the three other people in the car, including the driver, were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.
Police identified the driver as 22-year-old Tony Bailey. He was arrested and booked for felony DUI and two counts of vehicular manslaughter.