ANTELOPE (CBS13) – Two teens died early Tuesday morning in Antelope when the car they were in crashed into some trees along the roadway.
The driver has been identified as Bradley Johnson, 18, from Antelope, the CHP says. They have not released the name of the other 18-year-old who was killed.
The crash happened just before 1 a.m. along westbound Elverta Road in the area of Northam Drive just west of Watt Avenue, a CHP spokesperson says. They say the car, an early 2000s Pontiac Grand Am, was traveling at a high rate of speed when Johnson lost control of the vehicle, which left road and slammed into a tree on the north side of the road. The force of the crash spun the car around, causing it to hit another tree before breaking into three pieces and ejecting Bradley and the passenger.
Both teens were pronounced dead at the scene.
CHP says speed was a major factor in the crash, and, based on witness statements, alcohol is also a contributing factor.
Two people killed in rollover crash and collision with a tree. Elverta Rd and Northam Dr. Crash happened around 1am. WB Elverta closes at Notham. @GoodDaySac @CBSSacramento @GoodDayTraffic @allyaredas pic.twitter.com/Ec48wgpnrM
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Elverta Rd. was shut down between Northam Dr. and Driver Way for several hours for the collision investigation and for Sacramento County roads to clean up the scene.