2 Killed, 3 Injured in Fiery Irvine Crash

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Two people were killed and three others were injured in a fiery crash in Irvine early Saturday, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

A car involved in a fatal crash in Irvine was engulfed in flames on July 1, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

The crash was reported about 3:10 a.m. near the intersection of Harvard Avenue and Michelson Drive, Capt. Larry Kurtz said.

Responding firefighters found two cars involved in the crash and one, an Infiniti Q50, was on fire.

One occupant in the Infiniti was pulled to safety, but firefighters declared two men dead in the other car, a Hyundai Elantra, Kurtz said.

Coroner’s officials identified the men as Kasean Herrera, a 23-year-old Irvine resident, and Jeremy Shankling, 24, of Los Angeles.

Two women who were also in the Elantra suffered traumatic injuries in the crash.

The Irvine Police Department also responded to the crash, video from the scene showed. No further details were available Saturday.

A number of streets near the crash scene had been closed but reopened around 5 p.m.

KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this story. 

The aftermath of a fiery Irvine crash is shown on July 1, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)