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Chris Lopez, 15
Brianna Nunnally, 15
-- Car Accident
Published Sunday, April 02, 2006 by Admin | E-mail this post
Police on Monday identified the five young people, three girls and two boys, killed Sunday in a northwest Phoenix traffic crash.
Investigators initially reported that three boys and two girls had perished in the two-vehicle collision at 51st Avenue and Cactus Road.
All five "lived in the west Phoenix area," said Sgt. Andy Hill, a Phoenix police spokesman.
The victims are Esmerelda Herrera, 18, the driver of one of the vehicles, Jasmine Gallegos, 15, Brianna Nunnally, 15, Chris Lopez, 16, and Eddie Felix, 15, Hill said.
The crash remains under investigation, but investigators do not believe that alcohol or drugs were factors in the collision, Hill said.
Police said all five were in a Hyundai Elentra what that was traveling south on 51st Avenue when it collided about 7:30 a.m. with a flatbed utlity truck that was heading west on Cactus. The two men in the truck were seriously injured.
Three of the young people, none of whom was using a seat belt, were ejected from their vehicle, their bodies scattered in the intersection.
Three were pronounced dead at the scene. The others died in Valley hospitals.
Investigators were not able to say where the five were going at that time of the morning.
On Monday morning, there were no remaining indications of the horrific crash, except for a downed traffic sign.