SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Two teenagers were killed in San Jose late Saturday night when a car they were in crashed into a tree, police said.
Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a crash involving a 1999 Ford Contour on Chynoweth Avenue at Derek Drive at about 11:55 p.m., San Jose police spokesman Jason Dwyer said.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Case: Bay Area Lawmakers React To Guilty Verdicts In George Floyd Killing
The Ford had apparently crashed into a tree in the center divide of Chynoweth Avenue, Dwyer said. There were five males in the car at the time of the crash.
A 19-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
A 16-year-old passenger was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at about 2 a.m.READ MORE: 2nd Suspect Jailed In San Mateo Murder Of Rap Artist Cutty Banks; Believed To Be Mistaken ID Retaliation
Three other passengers were expected to survive.
According to a preliminary investigation, the vehicle was traveling west on Chynoweth Avenue at high speed when it struck the tree.
No other vehicles appear to have been involved, police said.
It has not been determined if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation by San Jose police.MORE NEWS: Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All Charges In Killing Of George Floyd
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