Two Killed in Monterey Park Car Crash

By City News Service

A 19-year-old motorist and his 21-year-old passenger were killed when his speeding car slammed into a parked SUV in Monterey Park, police said Friday.

The crash was reported at 3:43 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Monterey Pass Road, Monterey Park police Lt. Eric Kim said.

Montebello resident Nicholas Ivan Gonzalez, 21, died at the scene, coroner’s Lt. Dave Smith said.

The teenager was speeding northbound in a white Infinity Q-60 when he lost control of the car, which overturned and crashed into a parked white 2010 Nissan Rogue, according to the Monterey Park Police Department.

Paramedics took the driver to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police officials said.

The name of the 19-year-old driver will be released pending notification of kin, coroner’s officials said. No other vehicles or people were involved in the crash, according to police.

It’s unknown at this point if drugs or alcohol were a factor, authorities said.

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3 Responses to “Two Killed in Monterey Park Car Crash”

  1. John Gomez on July 14th, 2014 4:26 pm

    I heard this wreck when it happened. Truly sad. His friends are tagging on the building he crashed into. Because of poor judgement, a teenager died and lucky no one else got hurt. I also feel bad for the business that is just minding their own and they get vandalized by people memorializing the driver. What’s this world coming to?

  2. Jaime Valdez on July 15th, 2014 7:10 pm

    About 6:30 on the day of the accident I was driving down Monterey Pass Road and it was blocked. Plain clothed police were telling people to turn around and go back. I asked what’s going on and he said a fatal car accident. Went up Vagabond and turned right on the street, forget the name, drove down a ways and pulled over, looked down and saw the wreckage. It was like an accordion. I am really curious why he was driving at such a fast rate of speed. Will investigators ever find out? Maybe drugs involved or was it just foolishness thinking he could drive 100 MPH for the fun of it? I feel bad for the driver and passenger but the driver did take his own life into his hands for whatever reason he was driving that fast and he took the passengers life into his hands too which is sad. I did see the family and friends of the driver and passenger at the site of the accident in days following. I feel bad for them but they shouldn’t tag someone’s building. It’s like have respect for someone’s property.

  3. Jenny on July 16th, 2014 1:51 am

    The world is coming to ignorant no compassion heartless idiots like you! Your worried about tagging when my boy died in this accident people life YOU make me sick because you believe what you read and see on the news there’s more to this story than you even know so until this happens to your family keep your lame comments to yourself they have insurance or would you like paint to paint it your self

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