A 15-year-old teen was killed and several other passengers were injured in a solo-vehicle crash on N. Wilson Way near E. Alpine Avenue Friday morning.
A small, silver 1999 Ford was speeding in the number one lane on southbound Wilson when the driver lost control and veered to the right, traveling down an embankment and plowing into a 45 mph speed limit sign and a tree, according to California Highway Patrol Officer James Smith. The driver, later identified as Dylan James Chandler, died in the collision.
"I heard some tires screeching," witness Paul Salinas said. He was setting up at the flea market across the street and saw the crash. "I saw the car swerving to the right. I'm not sure if it was losing control or if it was burning out on purpose."
Dylan's cousin Tino Thurman spoke with the victim's girlfriend about the crash.