A man and a teenage girl were identified Sunday morning as the two people killed in a hit-and-run crash in South Gate that also left five others injured, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Lester Larios, 55, and Angie Ruiz, 15, died in the two-car collision, which occurred Saturday shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the intersection of Garfield Avenue and El Paseo Street.
Larios and Ruiz died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Five people were taken to a local hospital, including three in critical condition.
A GoFundMe page was created on Sunday for the victims' funerals.
The crash occurred when a white car turning into the Town Center Plaza shopping mall was struck by a beige Mercedes-Benz that "was driving fast," witness Aaron Ponce said.
Speed was believed to have been a factor in the collision, but that remained under investigation, according to Sgt. Chris Dahlia of the South Gate Police Department.
"We don't know if someone ran a red light yet," he said.
Investigators were attempting to locate any possible surveillance footage of the crash.
Authorities said late Saturday night that they were searching for 22-year-old Bryan Rojas, who was wanted in connection with the fatal hit-and-run, according to a bulletin from the Bell Gardens Police Department.
Rojas was described in the police bulletin as Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.
He has facial acne and a beard, and was last seen with an injury to his forehead that he sustained in the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call South Gate police at 323-563-5400.
KTLA's Geoff Peters contributed to this story.