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Five Teens Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash in Highland Park

Five teen boys were injured, two critically, after the vehicle in which they were traveling collided with another in Highland Park Friday afternoon.

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File photo: LAFD ambulance.

The boys collided with another vehicle carrying five people in the 100 block of East Avenue 45, at Figueroa Street (map), according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The crash was reported at 3:18 p.m., according to the department’s Erik Scott.

The 18-year-old driver and a 12-year-old passenger were in critical condition, Scott said. The other three, one age 13 and two of them age 14, were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, Scott said.

(Scott originally stated all occupants of the vehicle were 14 or under; he corrected that information in a phone conversation.)

The five occupants of the other vehicle involved were treated and released on scene, Scott said. Their ages were not immediately known.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

Correction: This story originally stated the crash was in Mount Washington. Actually, the location is in Highland Park, near the neighborhood’s border with Mount Washington.

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