2 Dead After Fiery Crash in Irvine

Two men died in a fiery two-car crash in an Irvine street early Saturday.

Kasean Herrera, 23, of Irvine was driving the Hyundai Elantra involved in the crash, the Orange County Coroner's Office said. Jeremy Shankling, 24, of Los Angeles, who also died, was a passenger in the Hyundai. 

Three others were taken to the hospital in critical condition after the crash that happened just after 3 a.m. at the intersection of Michaeson Drive and Harvard Avenue, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz.

At least one vehicle was on fire during the crash.

Four occupants -- including Herrera and Shankling -- were inside a Hyundai Elantra, and the other vehicle involved was an Infiniti Q50, Kurtz said.

A 30-year-old man and two women in their 20's were taken to the hospital.

What led up to the crash was unknown. Further details were not immediately available. 

Anyone who witnessed the crashed was asked to call the Irvine Police Department at (949) 724-7000.

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