A 17-year-old Santa Ana boy who perished in a fiery crash on the Hollywood (170) Freeway in the Valley Glen area of the San Fernando Valley was a rear-seat passenger who was trapped in a car that was hammered when it was caught between two SUVs, the California Highway Patrol said today.
The crash on the southbound 170 at Victory Boulevard, reported at 6:37 p.m. Sunday, occurred when a 2004 Chevrolet rear-ended a disabled 2007 Jeep in the fast lane, according to a CHP statement.
The driver and front passenger exited the vehicle to check on the driver of the Jeep while the rear passenger, a 17-year-old Santa Ana boy, stayed in the car, the statement said. The Chevrolet then overturned when it was struck by a 2013 Lexus SUV.
"The rear passenger of the Chevrolet was unable to escape the vehicle or be extricated before the entire Chevrolet was consumed by fire. The passenger died at the scene, and was pronounced deceased by L.A. City Fire Department paramedics," according to the CHP. His name was not immediately released.
The 19-year-old right front passenger, Allen Guanzon-Palawar, was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. Driver Roland Valencia, 23, of Anaheim, had minor injuries and was not transported, the CHP said.
The driver of the Jeep, Barbara Camacho, 38, of Sun Valley, was not injured. The Lexus driver, identified as Sunny Sun, 55, of Los Angeles, also suffered minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment, according to the CHP.
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