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San Bernardino high-speed crash leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized

A map indicates the area near the 2700 block of North Sierra Way in San Bernardino where a 14-year-old boy was killed and two others injured following a high-speed car crash Saturday, March 1, 2014. (Google Maps)
March 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A 14-year-old boy was killed and two others hospitalized following a high-speed car crash in San Bernardino Saturday.

The solo-vehicle incident occurred on the 2700 block of North Sierra Way around 5:01 p.m.

Police say a Ford Explorer, driven by Rafael Contreras Lopez, was traveling at a high rate of speed and attempting to maneuver around other vehicles when it lost control and struck a curb. The impact caused the Ford Explorer to leave the roadway and strike a tree.

Lopez, 31-year-old Vanessa Karyn Godoy, and Godoy's14-year-old son, were transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center following the crash. Lopez underwent emergency surgery and is listed in critical but stable condition.

Godoy is currently listed in stable condition. The 14-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing. Investigators believe the rain-slick road and unsafe speed played a huge role in the crash. Anyone with information regarding this collision was urged to contact Detective K. Jeffery at (909) 384-5664.


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