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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