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Two passengers killed in crash

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Driver charged with vehicular manslaughter

Two passengers were killed on Avenue 18 1/2 at Road 16 after their driver failed to stop at a sign and pulled out in front of another car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Their names have not been released by the coroner’s office.

The driver, 21-year-old Omar Hernandez of Planada, has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter.

A 22-year-old man riding in the front seat was killed by the impact of the collision Sunday about 5:25 a.m. and the back passenger died after being ejected from the car. Both were pronounced dead at the scene...


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