Sacramento man appears in court, charged with murder after two fathers, two sons killed in DUI

- A Sacramento man has been charged with murder after two brothers-in-law and their two young sons were killed over the Thanksgiving weekend on Interstate 80 near San Pablo as the four were returning from a father-son basketball tournament. 

Fred Lowe appeared in court Thursday, but did not enter a plea. 

Lowe is also charged with driving under the influence in the Saturday night quadruple fatal – something he has been convicted of twice before, court charges indicate. He was also charged with fleeing the scene of the accident.

Lowe has declined a request to be interviewed by KTVU. He is being held on $1.5 million bail at the jail in Martinez.

Authorities say that he caused a five-car pileup on I-80 in his Mercedes sedan, which claimed the life of a well-respected Napa family members and their family who was visiting for the holiday weekend. Killed in the crash were: Daryl Horn, 50, and his 14-year-old son Joseph, both of Napa, along with Horn’s brother-in-law,Troy Biddle, 52, and his 12-year-old son, Baden Biddle, both of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Horn’s elder son, 19-year-old Jared Horn was driving the Toyota that night, and was the only one in the car to survive the crash. The teen is a sophomore at UC Berkeley and a pitcher for Cal.

The Horn-Biddle family hasn’t given public interviews yet, but in a statement, said that the two fathers and two sons had been playing basketball together at an annual tournament and spent their “last day doing what they loved.”  


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