6 Children Injured in Crash Near Lancaster, Mother Arrested

Two of the children were in critical condition and a 31-year-old woman was in custody

Alcohol might have been a factor in a crash early Sunday near Lancaster that left six children injured, according to the California Highway Patrol.

One of the children remained in critical condition Monday.

The crash occurred at 6:15 a.m. when a 2002 Toyota Sequoia drifted off Avenue I -- a two-lane paved road -- and onto the dirt shoulder near 65th Street East. The vehicle flipped and some of the children were ejected from the sport utility vehicle, according to the CHP.

Two children were airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital. Four other children were transported to the hospital with moderate to minor injuries.

The children ranged in age from 10 months to 11 years old.

Stanesha Nicole Allen, a 31-year-old resident of Lake Los Angeles,  was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to authorities. Three of the children are Allen's, two are foster children and one is her niece, according to investigators.

Allen remained hospitalized Sunday and will not be booked until she is released from the hospital, according to authorities.

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