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Fontana crash: 4 killed attended same high school, 2 were sisters

October 24, 2011 | 12:21 pm

Fontana crash

The four teenagers killed in a Fontana car crash Sunday all had attended A.B. Miller High School, and two of them were sisters, police confirmed Monday.

School officials said students were mourning the deaths of Raquel Garcia, 18, and her sister, Rebecca, 16, along with Javier T. Contreras and Pedro Rivera, both 18.

The teens were killed when their car, driven by Contreras, crashed into a cement beam and burst into flames after 1 a.m. Sunday.

Raquel Garcia, Contreras, and Rivera were all recent A.B. Miller graduates, according to police with the Fontana Unified School District. Rebecca Garcia was a current student.   

Principal Heather Griggs said that school psychologists and other personnel were on site to help students grieve.  

“It’s quiet today,” she said. “Students are spending a lot of time talking with their teachers. Whether they knew the students or not, it’s a shock.”  


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