MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) – Police said three teens are dead after a sedan with five people inside collided with a semi-truck in Modesto Tuesday.
According to officials, a silver Infiniti with five passengers hit a truck at the intersection of Carver Road and West Briggsmore Avenue just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
An unmarked Modesto police patrol vehicle was driving through the area when its dashcam captured the Infiniti going around a van that was stopped at a red light, police said.
A home’s surveillance camera caught the Infiniti as it barreled through another red light at Briggsmore Avenue and was T-boned by a semi-truck.
A 15-year-old who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Infiniti and a 17-year-old boy who was in the backseat both died at the scene. A 16-year-old boy who was also in the backseat was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
On Thursday, dozens of candles lit up a corner of the intersection where a memorial was left for the three boys.
The driver of the Infiniti, later identified as 20-year-old Dearin Koeur of Modesto, and another 16-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.
Two vehicles that were stopped at a red light at the intersection were also hit by the Infiniti. Those drivers, as well as the driver of the semi-truck, were uninjured.
Koeur was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and child endangerment on suspicion of speeding and running two red traffic lights.