DUI suspect now being held without bail pending arrraignment
The man accused of killing a Taft mother and daughter last week in a DUI crash is now facing murder charges.
The Kern County Sheriff's Jail website shows Vincent Moroyoque, 34, being held without bail pending his first court appearance Monday afternoon.
Moroyoque is accused of driving drunk on Highway 119 Thursday afternoon when his pickup collided head-on with a small car driven by Raeleen Sorensen, 51, of Taft.
Sorensen and her daughter, Reagan Sorensen, 19, died in the collision, which was reported at 5:43 p.m. on Highway 119 west of Buena Vista Road.
They were westbound on the highway on their way back home from Bakersfield
California Highway Patrol Spokesman Robert Rodriguez told the Taft Midway Driller Friday that Moroyoque was eastbound on Highway 119 and was traveling in the westbound lanes passing a row of vehicles when the collision occurred.
Moroyoque suffered only minor injuries in the crash and was jailed after being treated and released at Kern Medical, according to the CHP.
He was originally charged with felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and his bail was first set at $130,000 but the bail was revoked after the murder charge was filed.
Moroyoque is scheduled to be arraigned at 3 p.m.