Driver Identified in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Porter Ranch, Two Teenagers Killed

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At least eight people were injured and two teenagers were killed after a multi-vehicle crash in Porter Ranch, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were killed in a three-vehicle crash in the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles that left eight other people injured, authorities said Sunday.

On Tuesday the LAPD identified the driver in the crash as 20-year-old Alexander Ceballos from Panorama City.

He is being held on a $4 million bail and is still recovering in the hospital. His case will be presented to the LA County DA's Office.

At least three vehicles were reported to have been involved in the collision which included seven adults and three children, the LAFD said. 

The boy was identified as Magnus Robinson, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office website.

Paramedics rushed the 14-year-old girl to Dignity Health-Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where she later died, according to a watch commander at the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division.


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The crash occurred at around 5:52 p.m. near 11001 N Reseda Blvd., according to LAFD.

"I was just inside, heard the loud bang and I could feel it up in the attic came running outside and there were two cars hit head on each hit passenger side absolutely crushed," Blake Frady, a witness, said.

Police say the driver of a 2007 black Honda CRV with four passengers crossed into oncoming traffic, collided with a black 2012 Toyota Venza, and a black 2015 Volkswagen Jetta.

The driver of the Honda CRV was injured as a result of the collision and was transported to a hospital for medical treatment. He will be facing criminal charges upon being released from the hospital.

The Toyota Venza had an adult and two children aboard, and the Volkswagen had a 30-year-old woman aboard.

Nine people were transported to regional trauma centers where six are in critical condition and three others in fair condition, LAFD said.

Reseda Boulevard was shut down in both directions between San Fernando Mission Boulevard and Chatsworth Street.

Authorities believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.

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