Two men killed in Santa Fe Springs collision
Two young men were killed when their SUV swerved off a Santa Fe Springs freeway embankment, flew into the air and landed on its roof, authorities said Wednesday.
The pair were traveling north on the 5 Freeway in a Nissan Xterra about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday when their vehicle veered onto the shoulder near the 605 Freeway for an unknown reason, said CHP Officer Jake Richter.
The SUV collided with a row of trees and shrubs before swerving onto a raised embankment near the Florence Avenue on-ramp. It became airborne, soared over the on-ramp and landed on its roof, Richter said.
The passenger, a 19-year-old Lakewood man, was ejected from the SUV, and the driver, an 18-year-old Cerritos man, was partially ejected, Richter said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
-- Kate Linthicum