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Los Angeles County, California — March 16, 2012

Police say a sports car crashed in the South Whittier area on Friday, killing both occupants.

Troopers with the California Highway Patrol report that David Anthony Darocha, 19, was behind the wheel of a 2002 Ford Mustang as it traveled through Whittier around 2:15 a.m. Investigators say the westbound Mustang was approaching the corner of East Florence Avenue (Mills Avenue) and Telegraph Road when it jumped the curb.

Mr. Darocha then lost control and smashed into an electrical box and a traffic light. Paramedics responded to the scene, but were unable to save Mr. Darocha and his passenger, Michael Thomas Zuniga, 21. It is unclear whether the mean died on scene or at a nearby hospital.

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  • Darla

    Micheal was  my  friend  and  family …  we  will always  love  you  Miky  and  we  will always  miss  you  ..  3:16

  • Rbukosky

    I can’t belive its already been a month, my heart goes out to my friend DeeDee, love u.
    R.I.P guys.

  • Dayala

    david was my loving nephew.. i wil miss him dearly. i didnt know mikey but i have met the family. god has taken to young boys with there hole life ahead of them.. may they rest in peace and watch over us.. love you david every day every moment in our family lives

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GHXMR522WQQH6DQFVKRE7XYPDA Stan C

    If the driver of the white PT Cruiser showed this kid how to drive, no wonder he crashed.  Learn how to drive yourself, don’t merge onto a lane when traffic is flowing at a certain speed and you come in going 10 miles per hour and you have the nerve to flip off the driver