O California Highway Patrol said on Monday that a driver intentionally crashed his vehicle into a Toyota Prius that was full of teenagers, causing a crash. Fatal accident who killed three boys in the Temescal valley.
The accident was reported shortly before 10:30 pm. Sunday night, near the intersection of Temescal Canyon Road and Trilogy Parkway.
The investigators determined that two vehicles were traveling south in the Temescal Canyon when the driver of a white Infiniti, later identified as Anurag Chandra, 42, of Corona, intentionally hit the Prius, causing it to hit a tree, said the CHP.
The accident left three teenagers dead and three others injured.
"It was an intentional act," CHP lieutenant David Yokley told reporters at a news conference on Monday. "Our investigation led us to believe that Mr. Chandra intentionally hit the Prius, causing the driver to lose control."
The Prius was occupied by six young men at the time of the collision, three of whom were trapped inside the vehicle after they hit the tree.
Firefighters released some teenagers trapped in the car. One boy died at the scene, while two others were pronounced dead while on the way to the hospital, officials said. Their names were not immediately released.