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Former Artesia High School Student Killed in La Palma Accident

The 18-year-old died in an accident at Valley View Boulevard and La Palma Avenue on Sunday.

A teenage girl who once attended Artesia High School was killed in La Palma on Sunday when an an SUV went out of control, striking two cars and a tree.

Hanel Lozano, 18, of Bellflower was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner's office and Buena Park police Sgt. Chris Nunez.

Three other people in the same car were transported to UC Irvine Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, Nunez said. Their current condition was unknown.

No one in the other vehicles were hurt, the sergeant added.

The crash took place at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 17 at Valley View Boulevard and La Palma Avenue, Nunez said.

The Jeep Cherokee first struck a car in a two-way left turn lane southbound on Valley View Boulevard, Nunez said. It then struck a tree on the raised center median; and, as it flew, it hit another car in a driveway, according to Nunez.

The cause remained under investigation.

'There was significant vehicle damage," Nunez said. "Based on that you could conclude speed was an associated factor."

ayinde woods February 21, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Oh wow..just sad! Gone too soon.condolences to the family and god bless the others that were injured.
NANCY MOSQUEDA February 23, 2013 at 02:10 AM
MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME I KNOW ITS GOING TO BE A LONG ROAD AHEAD FOR THE FAMILY. I TOO LOSS MY SON 4 YEARS AND THERE'S NOT A DAY THAT DOESN'T GO BY.I DO'NT THINK ABOUT HIM.TAKE CARE IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

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