Teens killed in suspected street race
Two of three people killed in a crash late Tuesday night in San Jose have been identified as 15-year-old Jayleen Ciriaco and 18-year-old Oscar Avila Toledo, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.
Officers responded at 10:53 p.m. to the area of Santa Clara and 22nd streets on a report of a crash and located a gold Honda Accord with major damage and multiple people inside with serious injuries, police said.
The intersection is roughly a mile east of San Jose State University.
Medical crews arrived and pronounced two of the victims dead at the scene. Two other injured victims were transported to a hospital, but one of them later died, police said.
Police said a preliminary investigation revealed the Honda and an Acura were racing west on Santa Clara Street when the Honda lost traction and spun out, striking a pole and spinning into a tree on the curb.
The Acura fled the scene and has not been located. The Honda was an unreported stolen vehicle out of San Jose, police said.
Ciriaco and Avila Toledo were San Jose residents, according to the medical examiner’s office.
The identity of the third victim who died has not been released.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the San Jose Police Department’s traffic investigations unit at (408) 277-4654 or Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867.