2nd Teenager Dies After Car Carrying 7 People Rolls Over in Tustin Crash

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A second teenager has died after a sedan carrying seven people flipped over after crashing into a parked truck in Tustin, officials confirmed Monday.

Jason Anguiano, 17, died Sunday evening at the Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, according to the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.

Pedro "Peter" Fuentes, left, and Jason Anguiano, are seen in photos from a video memorial by Century High School on March 26, 2018.
Pedro “Peter” Fuentes, left, and Jason Anguiano, are seen in photos from a video memorial by Century High School on March 26, 2018.

Anguiano was one of seven people inside an Infiniti M37 when it hit a truck near Legacy and Tustin Ranch roads Friday afternoon, the Tustin Police Department said.

The Infiniti M37 was designed to seat five people, according to a description of the vehicle on Cars.com as well as the family of one of the victims.

The incident left another passenger, 17-year-old Pedro Daniel Fuentes, dead at the scene. Fuentes and Anguiano were both seniors at Century High School, the Santa Ana Unified School District confirmed.

The other five individuals in the Infiniti M37 — among them two 17-year-old girls, two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year-old woman who was behind the wheel — were transported to nearby hospitals. Their injuries were not life-threatening, police said Monday.

The driver of the Infiniti M37 lost control and hit a cement post while heading east on Legacy Road, investigators said. It spun out into the back of the parked rental truck and rolled over several times, Lt. Robert Wright told KTLA.

One person was sitting inside the truck at the time but did not sustain any injuries, authorities said.

Fuentes’ family told KTLA the car was only supposed to seat five, and that it appeared their family member might have survived if he was wearing a seat belt. They said Fuentes and other occupants in the vehicle were heading home from school.

Speed might have been a factor in the crash but the exact cause is still under investigation, police said. However, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be involved, according to investigators.

Officials did not indicate whether the 19-year-old behind the wheel was expected to be arrested.

Anyone with information can contact Tustin police traffic detectives at 714-573-3218.

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