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Four traveling in a convertible are killed in Palmdale car crash

September 27, 2009 | 12:32 pm

Four people riding in a convertible were killed in a car crash in Palmdale, the California Highway Patrol said today.

Stephen Nubani, 22, was driving a gold Audi A4 north on 70th Street East at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of 70th and Avenue N, according to a CHP statement. The convertible was struck by a Cadillac Deville that was heading eastbound.

Both vehicles flipped over. All four passengers in the Audi were killed. Nubani, the only victim not wearing a seat belt, was a resident of Hollywood, and the three passengers – Rylan Jernigan, 18; Araceli Alvarez, 19; and Cesar Chunga, 22 – were from Palmdale, the CHP statement said.

The Cadillac was driven by Kirk Pitts, 44, of Littlerock, who suffered a broken ankle and fractured femur and was transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. 

-- Corina Knoll