SAN DIEGO, CA – A 17-year-old boy may have been speeding when he crashed in Linda Vista, resulting in his death and the serious injury of eight others late last night.
According to Fox 5 San Diego and NBC San Diego, the accident happened in the 2700 block of Genesee Avenue at about 11 p.m., when the 17-year-old driver of a 2010 Toyota Camry reportedly was traveling at a high rate of speed and in an unsafe manner.
He sideswiped a 2008 Nissan Altima, driven by another 17-year-old boy, and then crashed head-on into a 2020 Mazda 3 being operated by a 21-year-old woman.
Multiple agencies responded to the crash, and the jaws of life were needed to free some of the victims.
The driver of the Toyota was taken to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Two occupants of the Toyota suffered serious injuries as a result.
The woman driving the Mazda and two of her passengers were also taken to the hospital with serious wounds.
The driver of the Nissan and his two passengers suffered minor injuries.
Authorities believe that the group of teenagers was leaving a football game at nearby Kearny Senior High School.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
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