Two teenagers killed in Porter Ranch crash; 8 others injured
A car crashed on the street outside a fast food restaurant in Porter Ranch late Tuesday night, killing two teenage boys and injuring eight people, authorities said.
San Bernardino County Fire Chief Gary Giordano said three of the eight victims were still being hospitalized in serious condition Tuesday morning.
A boy in the car, whose body was found in the street, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, Giordano said.
Another passenger in the vehicle told deputies he heard gunshots and then the car sped off into an industrial area, Giordano said.
A third passenger ran to a nearby fast food restaurant but didn’t get far before the car crashed into the drive-thru.
Deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department arrived at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday at the corner of South La Puente Road and North Broadway Boulevard in Porter Ranch and found the bodies of two boys. A third victim was airlifted to a hospital to be treated for possible injuries, a spokeswoman for the Department of Fire Services said.
Giordano said the victims’ identities will not be released until their families are notified.
Deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the San Bernardino County Fair Board responded to a 911 call at 2:33 p.m. and located the vehicle north of La Puente Road and behind a Wendy’s restaurant, according to county spokesman Chris Newman.
The victims were inside a vehicle and did not know each other, Newman said. “Both were deceased,” he said.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s Lt. Bob Dunn said the vehicle was spotted at about 1:55 p.m. and that two people who were inside the car fled.
When deputies arrived at the location, the drivers’ side of the vehicle blocked the front of a McDonald’s restaurant, and a female occupant was walking toward a restaurant at South Broadway and U.S. Highway 395, Dunn said.
Three deputies with a K9