BOCA RATON — An 18-year-old driver from Deerfield Beach and two of his 13-year-old passengers, both of Boca Raton, were among five people who died in a car crash early Sunday morning in Boca Raton.
Five others — all children between the ages of 12 and 14 who are from either Boca Raton or Delray Beach — were seriously injured.
A 2013 Hyundai Genesis was speeding eastbound on Camino Real when the driver lost control at 12:35 a.m. near the intersection of Sanibel Drive, officials with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office say.
The Hyundai spun out of control and entered the median, slammed into a concrete light pole and began rolling, according to deputies. The car then entered the westbound lanes of Camino Real and landed upside down on a 2014 Mercedes C250 that was heading west on Camino Real.
All six passengers in the back seat of the Hyundai were thrown from the car on impact. The driver of the Hyundai, 18-year-old Ramiro Gomez and two 13-year-olds, Brielle Snowden and Sebastian Rivas, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The 58-year-old driver of the Mercedes and his 55-year-old passenger were taken to Delray Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead. Their names have not yet been released by the Sheriff’s Office.
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