Authorities have identified the third of five people who were killed Monday in an early-morning crash on the 710 Freeway.
Long Beach resident Angel Gabriel Sixtos, 18, was the third victim in the solo-car crash.
Five of the six people in the car died, and the survivor was hospitalized with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.
On Monday, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified two of the people who died at the scene as George Dobbs and Ariahh Slemaker, both 15. The families of both Dobbs and Slemaker have started fundraisers on GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses.
The other two victims’ names were not available for release as of Tuesday morning, the coroner’s office reported.
It was unclear what caused the driver to crash, or if speed played a factor.
The crash was reported at 4:12 a.m. Monday on the northbound freeway at the transition to the eastbound 91 Freeway, according to the CHP.
CHP spokesperson Angelia Gonzales said the black Hyundai Sonata was going northbound at an unknown speed when it veered to the right for some reason and hit the attenuator between the transition road to the 91 from the main lanes on the 710.
Gonzales said CHP’s ongoing investigation of the crash determined there were six people in a car that seats five and it appeared not everyone was wearing a seatbelt. The agency reminded drivers to make sure there’s a seat for everyone in their vehicle and that they use their seatbelts.
CHP officials asked anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact investigators at 424-551-4000 or 323-259-3200.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Angel Gabriel Sixtos’ last name.