Medical examiners identified two Santa Clarita Valley teens, Sebastien Gallegos, 18, of Castaic, and Eugene Oh, 18, of Valencia, who were killed in Granada Hills on Wednesday afternoon, according to LAPD officials. One other passenger, whose identity was not immediately available, was also injured in the crash.
At around 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, a car with three people inside collided with a garbage collection vehicle on the 14100 block of North San Fernando Road, according to Los Angeles Police Department officer Drake Madison. “They were traveling at a high rate of speed.”
Their vehicle, a white 2002 Acura, collided with the rear end of the garbage truck, according to Madison.
All three occupants of the vehicle were transported to a nearby trauma center where both the driver and the front passenger were later pronounced dead.
The condition of the passenger who was sitting in the rear is stable, said Madison.
All three students had at one point attended classes at COC, according to COC spokeswoman Wendy Trujillo, with one currently enrolled in classes at the time of the crash.
The students were also believed to be West Ranch High School graduates, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly about the incident.
Counselors have been made available to students and faculty at West Ranch High School following the incident.