LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A hospitalized motorist is expected to face criminal charges following his recovery for triggering a three-vehicle crash in Porter Ranch that killed two teenagers who were inside his vehicle and injuring eight other people, authorities said today.
The crash was reported at 5:35 p.m. Saturday at 11001 N. Reseda Blvd., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Brian Humphrey.
A speeding black 2007 Honda CRV going south on Reseda veered into northbound lanes and struck a black 2012 Toyota Venza and a black 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
A 16-year-old boy killed in the crash was identified as Magnus Robinson, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office website. A spokesperson at the agency could not be reached to determine Robinson’s place of residence.
Robinson was trapped inside wreckage of the Honda and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. He was one of six occupants inside the CRV.
Paramedics rushed a 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. She was also inside the Honda.
Paramedics took the three occupants of the Venza and the lone occupant inside the Jetta to hospitals with moderate injuries. All were expected to recover.
“The driver of the Honda CRV was injured as a result of the collision and was transported to a hospital for medical treatment,” police said. “He will be facing criminal charges upon being released from the hospital.”
The LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 818-644-8033 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.