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Los Angeles, CA – After crash on 5 Fwy, Downey high school student killed and 2 others hospitalized

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LOS ANGELES, CA – In a crash on the 5 Freeway on Saturday night, a Downey high school student died, while two others were hospitalized.

Officer Kevin Tao of the California Highway Patrol reports that a collision occurred just before the 605 Freeway on the southbound 5 around 10:45 p.m. The preliminary investigation indicates that it was a single-car accident. According to Tao, investigators are still trying to determine how the 2010 Nissan Altima veered to the right, went down an embankment, hit a light pole and rolled several times.

Three people were inside the car. The driver is 18 years old, and both passengers are under 18. A passenger died from his injuries while being transported to the hospital. CHP reports that both the driver and the other passenger suffered major injuries. The driver appeared to be the only one wearing a seatbelt, according to CHP.

There is no word yet on whether drugs or alcohol played a role.

Authorities have not yet confirmed the identities of those involved in the crash, but Warren High School officials identified the dead student as Jaylon Connish.

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Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Inland Empire.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

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