Uncle, Teen Nephew ID’d as Victims of ‘Horrific’ Crash That Left Car Split in Half in Pasadena

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Two people were killed in a crash in Pasadena on March 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

An uncle and nephew who were killed when their Ford Mustang wrapped around a light pole in Pasadena Wednesday were carpooling to work with coworkers, police said.

Reynold Chilel-Ramirez, 23, was driving about 7 a.m. when the Mustang collided with a mid-sized SUV at Lake Avenue and Villa Street, then struck a light pole and split in half.

Ramirez was rushed to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. His nephew, Adelfo Chilel-Lopez, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene. The pair lived together in Pasadena.

“It’s a tragedy,” Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema said.

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