22-Year-Old Arrested In Fatal PCH Collision Claiming Four Pepperdine Students Lives!
Four young women from Pepperdine University died in a terrible accident in Malibu on the Pacific Coast Highway.
As per the Los Angeles Fire Department, the accident took place in the 21600 block of Pacific Coast Highway near Carbon Canyon Road at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The following message was made public by Pepperdine University on Wednesday morning:
After receiving the tragic news of a fatal accident near the Malibu campus last night, Pepperdine University has reason to believe the four individuals who were ki!!ed on Pacific Coast Highway were Seaver College students.
The University is in contact with authorities and will assist with the notifications of family members when appropriate. Our community has experienced a tremendous loss and encourages everyone to prioritize their health and well-being.
“Earlier today, we learned that four precious lives who brought joy and light to our campus were taken from us suddenly, tragically, and incomprehensibly.”
— Pepperdine University (@pepperdine) October 18, 2023
Frazier Michael Bohm, 22, has been named as the driver who is said to have hit the four women. Police said he was nabbed for ki!!ing someone with a car while being grossly negligent.
Investigators say that Bohm lost control of his four-door sedan and hit three parked cars. The impact then ki!!ed four sorority sisters who were standing on the side of the road.
Pepperdine named the four students as Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir, and Deslyn Williams.
The sheriff’s office reported that people had died and said that at least four cars were involved in the accident. Authorities said it was likely speed that caused the accident.
They made it clear that there is no evidence that Bohm was racing on the street, and the matter of driving impairment is still being looked into.
Two more people were taken to the hospital, but their situations are unknown. The investigation kept the Pacific Coast Highway closed from Carbon Canyon to Las Flores Canyon in both ways early in the morning. It reopened around 10 a.m.
An LASD captain held a press meeting on Wednesday afternoon and said that speeding on PCH is still a big problem. She went on and on, “With this recent tragedy, we really need to talk about Malibu and PCH.”
Along that stretch of road, she brought up other sad deaths, including one in 1997 and another in 2010.
“There’s too many people on this stretch of the highway that have been killed,” stated Seeboo.
She said that her department is teaching people about how dangerous the PCH is and telling cars to slow down.
Enforcement is also a big part, with speed cameras under consideration. “We have to look at law enforcement differently. We have got to change with the times,” said Seeboo.
“That’s my call to action, to the community. Let’s partner together to save lives. Elected officials, I need your help. Let’s partner together and save lives.”