Four Ayala Students Injured In Collision

Staff Reports

Chino Hills – Four Ruben S. Ayala High School students were injured in a collision, Thursday, October 20 at 2:22 p.m.

Travis James Weible was driving a silver 2012 Honda Civic northbound on Peyton Dr. when he drifted off the road and struck a cement street light. The four students, aged 14-17,  were walking on the east sidewalk just north of the high school when the incident occurred. Weible’s vehicle was stopped by the street light but not before some of its debris struck the three youngest students. The oldest student was struck by the vehicle itself and is in critical condition.

Weible’s vehicle caught fire after he was assisted out of the mangled vehicle. He was later transported to a nearby hospital for moderate injuries. The three students hit by debris were attended to on site by the Chino Valley Fire Department while the other student was airlifted to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

Before the incident, Weible was reportedly driving recklessly and was involved in two other collisions near the area. Investigators have deduced that Weible did not know the students personally and that this event was not intentional.

The Chino Hills Sheriff Deputies requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team. Together, investigators have concluded that they cannot rule out DUI, speed or inattention as presenting factors to the collision.

Anyone with information regarding the incident are encouraged to contact investigators/deputies Ralph Naso or Anthony Ortega at 909-364-2000.