Authorities ID Second Teenager Of Three Killed In Harbor Freeway Crash


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities today identified the second of three teenagers killed when a car crashed into a barrier on the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway at the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in the Vermont Vista area of Los Angeles.

The crash was reported at 12:14 a.m. Monday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball.

Killed in the crash were the 17-year-old driver, identified by coroner's officials as Luis Daniel Quinonez of Los Angeles, and two female passengers -- one of whom was identified today by the coroner's office as Tais Arlyn Bernal, 19, of Norwalk.

A 17-year-old girl also riding in the vehicle died at a hospital, according to the CHP. Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.

The injured survivors were described by the CHP as a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl. All of the victims were from Los Angeles.

The preliminary investigation indicated the driver allowed the 2009 Nissan to drift to the right and crash at the gore point into the attenuator barrels designed to keep vehicles from crossing over to the wrong side of the road, the CHP reported.

The two female victims were ejected from the car, the CHP reported. The 17-year-old girl was pronounced dead at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where the other injured passengers were taken. Three of the teens were not wearing seat belts.

Witnesses told the CHP that the gray Nissan Altima was traveling at about 70 mph before it crashed. Heavy fog was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

A SigAlert was issued at 12:33 a.m. for the southbound Harbor Freeway and both eastbound and westbound Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in the crash area. Caltrans was contacted to repair the attenuators. The roadways were reopened at 4:13 a.m.

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