Los Angeles, CA – After crash on 5 Fwy, Downey high school student is killed and 2 others hospitalized
LOS ANGELES, CA- In a crash on Highway 5 Saturday night, a Downey high school student died, while two others were hospitalized.
California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Tao reports that a collision occurred just before Interstate 605 on the 5 southbound at approximately 10:45 p.m. The preliminary investigation indicates that it was a single car accident. According to Tao, investigators are still trying to determine how the 2010 Nissan Altima veered right, rolled down an embankment, hit a lamp post and rolled over several times.
Three people were inside the car. The driver is 18 and the two passengers are under 18. A passenger died of his injuries while being transported to hospital. The CHP reports that the driver and the other passenger suffered serious injuries. The driver appeared to be the only one wearing a seatbelt, according to CHP.
It is not yet known whether drugs or alcohol played a role.
Authorities have yet to confirm the identities of those involved in the crash, but Warren High School officials have identified the deceased student as Jaylon Connish.
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