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Two boys killed in I-15 crash after mom crashes into semi-trailer

Posted at 6:02 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 21:02:14-05

MIRAMAR, Calif. (KGTV) - Two young boys died Friday night after their mother crashed into a semi-trailer on the side of the I-15 freeway.

Israel and Adrian Lemus were heading home with their mother when she swerved into the shoulder near Miramar Road and collided with the back of the trailer.

The mother was taken to the hospital with broken bones and a brain bleed. Family says she is stable but has been in and out of consciousness.

The family had been heading back from Menifee where they were celebrating Israel’s birthday. He was going to turn 11 on Saturday.

“They were very happy in the last moments,” said Lidia Lemus, their cousin, who was at the party.

“It’s very surreal right now,” she said. “They had their whole lives ahead of them.”

The family says the mother was not under the influence when she left the party. So far the CHP have not said why she swerved into the shoulder.

The family has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for medical and funeral expenses. You can find the link here.