Convicted for DUI in 2016, Kamjit Singh was back behind the wheel whilst suspended on Sunday night when his BMW hit a family of 3 and killed an 8 year old little boy.
“Somebody’s family and its somebody’s loss, it’s very scary, it’s so sad,” said neighbor Melvin Alves, speaking at the site of the incident.
It was just after 10 p.m. on Saturday when the driver of a BMW heading northbound on Bethel t-boned a family of three in a Kia. The impact knocked the Kia into a tree and trapped the family inside.
The BMW landed in an empty irrigation canal.
Investigators arrested 35-year-old Karmjit Singh for DUI.
According to CHP, the Visalia man was driving on a suspended license after a DUI conviction in 2016.
They add witnesses saw him driving the BMW at about 100 miles per hour when he ran the stop sign.
“We heard the loud bang and we thought it was a big truck,” said neighbor Sophia Nagao.
Neighbors teamed up to aid the family as they waited for an ambulance.
But they weren’t ready for what they saw
“It’s not something I want to be prepared for it’s not something I want to do but if we can help another family that’s what we’re here for,” Nagao said.
The 8-year-old died from his injuries. His parents Scott and Megan Martzen were transported to a Selma hospital with broken bones.