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Two killed when car crashes into ambulance in Fontana

December 4, 2011 |  9:25 am

Two 21-year-olds died Saturday when the car they were riding in slammed into an ambulance in Fontana.

A San Bernardino County Fire-Paramedic squad was southbound on Sierra Avenue in Fontana, heading back to its station after a call at about 2:36 a.m. Saturday when it was struck by an eastbound Oldsmobile Alero at Randall Avenue, according to a San Bernardino County coroner's report.

After an extensive extrication, the two occupants of the Oldsmobile -- Sateki Latu and Talai Livai, both 21, of Fontana -- were pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Associated Press reported that two firefighter in the ambulance were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Fontana police were investigating the cause of the crash.


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