Two Killed in Monterey Park Car Crash

July 14, 2014 by · 3 Comments 

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.

Man Killed After Car Slams Into Big Rig

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A man killed Saturday when the van he was driving slammed into the side of a big rig in Commerce was identified Friday.

Ernesto Vinageras, 42, of Commerce died in the roughly 3 a.m. crash near Slauson and Boxford avenues, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

The victim was trapped in the van and died at the scene of the crash, according to ABC7. The truck driver was not hurt.

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