Albert Cruz, 17, and Sergio Martinez, 18, were pronounced dead at the scene, near the intersection of 10th Street West and Avenue O-8, on Saturday evening, authorities said.
According to Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators, the victims' Honda was T-boned by a driver black 2015 Chrysler who ran a red light while fleeing from a previous collision.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the Chrysler was heading northbound on 10th Street West when the driver of that vehicle ran a red light at Avenue O-8 and slammed into a dark gray 2018 Honda Civic, according to authorities.
The Honda, occupied by Cruz and Martinez, was heading westbound on Avenue O-8 at the time of the impact, investigators said.
After the deadly crash, the suspect in the other vehicle fled on foot and remains at large, authorities said. A description of the person being sought was not available.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Detective Day of the sheriff's Palmdale station at (661) 272-2423.
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