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Fontana mother talks about car crash that killed son and 3 others

February 1, 2012 | 11:09 pm

Noah Ferrer, 11, died with three others in fiery Fontana car crash.
A Fontana mother said Wednesday she initially didn't know what hit her vehicle in a devastating crash that left her 11-year-old boy and three others dead.

Jennifer Ferrer told KTLA-TV Channel 5 that her son, Noah, was in the back seat when a Suburban rammed into her Honda sedan Sunday.

"I didn't know what hit us, and all of sudden I looked up and the car was spinning," Ferrer said.

She said she quickly glanced at her son, whose head was "pulling on the seat belt like he was choking on it. His body was hanging outside the passenger door."

The Suburban carrying three brothers was traveling east on Baseline Avenue when it ran a red light and sheared off the back of the Honda, the Fontana Police Department said.

The SUV ended up wrapped around a power pole at 9:35 p.m. Two of the men in the Suburban -- a 35-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga and his 39-year-old brother from Bloomington, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their 37-year-old brother from Fontana died at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, said Deputy Mark Johnson with the San Bernardino County coroner's office.

Police found beer cans and firearms in the Suburban, Sgt. Billy Green said. Authorities did not know whether alcohol played a role in the crash, Green said, "but we're definitely looking into it."

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Photo: Noah Ferrer. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5

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